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Webinar — U.S. Policies on Scientific Cooperation with China: Furthering National Security, Diplomacy, Competitiveness or Discrimination?

The U.S. and China are the top two countries in terms of research and development (R&D) expenditures, accounting for approximately half of the global total in 2017. However, relations between the two countries have been marred by an ongoing trade war and strategic efforts to contain China's influence. Recently, an executive order and several congressional bills have targeted U.S. and Chinese R&D collaborations and exchanges. American universities are being asked to scrutinize all ties to China, and several policies have proposed visa restrictions on Chinese researchers and science and engineering students.

At this webinar, Neal Lane, senior fellow in science and technology policy, and Steven Lewis, the C.V. Starr Transnational China Fellow, discussed the implications of these plans on the long-term viability of cooperation between these two nations on science R&D. Kenneth Evans, scholar in science and technology policy, moderated the discussion.  

This webinar was co-sponsored by the Baker Institute’s Science and Technology Policy Program and the China Studies program. Follow @stpolicy on Twitter and join the conversation with #BakerScience


12:00 p.m. — Presentation
12:30 p.m. — Q&A

Featured Speakers

Neal Lane, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Science and Technology Policy, Baker Institute; Professor of Physics and Astronomy Emeritus, Rice University

Steven Lewis, Ph.D.
C.V. Starr Transnational China Fellow
, Baker Institute


Kenneth Evans, Ph.D.
Scholar in Science and Technology Policy, Baker Institute




Tue, June 30, 2020
noon - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Online webinar