“Regulating the Circulation of Knowledge Across US Borders” – guest lecture by Prof. John Krige
For our next guest lecture on March 17, 2022, we welcome Professor emeritus John Krige (Georgia Institute of Technology), author of the landmark study American Hegemony and the Postwar Reconstruction of Science in Europe(2006). His talk at STGS draws on his latest book Knowledge Regulation and National Security in Postwar America (co-authored with Mario Daniels, forthcoming with the University of Chicago Press):
Regulating the Circulation of Knowledge Across US Borders: A Transnational Approach
Professor Krige will discuss the history of today’s conflict between the United States and China over the circulation of science and technology between the two countries, emphasizing the role of export controls in regulating knowledge flows between their academic research ecosystems. The commercialization of academic research has rendered it vulnerable to the transfer (or ‘theft’) of US intellectual property by Chinese researchers – at the expense of the US’s economic security. The measures taken by a federal grant agency (the NIH) and a major research university (MIT) to mitigate the risk of such knowledge losses are described. The paper concludes by arguing for a transnational approach to knowledge flows that treats borders as institutions that perform national sovereignty even though they are decoupled from the territorial boundaries of the state.
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