Research Collaboration and Safeguards Workshop

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This is an invitation-only workshop on initiating and safeguarding our research partnerships. Registration is complimentary, but seating is limited and available first come, first serve.




7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast and registration 
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening RemarksAshwani Monga, Ph.D.
Executive Vice Chancellor
and Chief Academic Officer,
University System of Georgia
8:05 a.m. Overview of Research SecurityChaouki Abdallah, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President for Research,
Georgia Tech
8:20 a.m.Research Security: Present and FutureRebecca Keiser, Ph.D.
Chief of Research Security Strategy and
Policy, National Science Foundation
9:25 a.m.Department of Defense Fundamental Research Risk ReviewsBindu Nair, Ph.D.
Deputy Director for Basic Research,
U.S. Department of Defense
10:25 a.m. Break 
10:55 a.m.Safeguarding Science: Addressing the Convergence of Emerging TechnologiesSupervisory Special Agent Ed You
Federal Bureau of Investigations
11:30 a.m.FBI Case Study 
NoonNetworking lunch 
1:40 p.m.In the Spotlight: A Closer Look at the
U.S. Federal Government’s Scrutiny
of Research Institutions
Adria Perez, J.D.
Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend
2:30 p.m.Integrating Security and Why it MattersAndrew Scott, Ph.D., Executive Director, and Christina "Tina" Falter, ISP Facility Security Officer,
Alabama A&M RISE Foundation
3:15 p.m.Break 
3:30 p.m.Georgia Tech Federal Relations
Robert Knotts
Executive Director, Federal Relations,
Georgia Tech
4:15 p.m. Lightning Talks - speakers coming soonModerated by Lew Lefton, Ph.D., Emeritus Associate Vice President of Research Computing
5:00 p.m.Closing remarksChaouki Abdallah, Ph.D.