Openness Versus National Security: A Dilemma For U.S. Schools : Planet Money Last year, the Education Department reported that U.S. universities received over $1.3 billion dollars in the form of gifts and contracts. Most of this money came from China.
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Openness Versus National Security: A Dilemma For U.S. Schools

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Openness Versus National Security: A Dilemma For U.S. Schools

Openness Versus National Security: A Dilemma For U.S. Schools

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America has a long history of maintaining openness to foreign research funding in its universities. But could this be threatening U.S. national security?

The FBI has raised concerns, and their biggest worry lies with the country that gave the most money to American universities in the last school year: China.

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Correction Nov. 8, 2019

In this podcast, we incorrectly refer to the nonprofit NAFSA: Association of International Educators as the National Association of International Educators.