National Academies advisory: May 10 public briefing on foreign-born researchers in the US


The United States draws heavily from human resources abroad for its science and engineering work force. However, global competition for exceptional graduate students and researchers grows sharper as more countries expand their research infrastructure and increase opportunities for international scholars. POLICY IMPLICATIONS: INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARS IN THE UNITED STATES, a new report from the National Academies, examines how policy-makers can better understand and sustain the contribution of international scientists and engineers to America's economy and national security, and looks at how to attract more U.S. citizens to scientific and technical fields. The report will be released at a one-hour public briefing.

Tuesday, May 10, at 11 a.m. EDT in Room 100 of the National Academies' Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Those who cannot attend are invited to participate via teleconference.


  • PHILLIP A. GRIFFITHS (chair), professor, School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.
  • ALICE GAST, vice president for research and associate provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
  • SAMUEL PRESTON, dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Frederick J. Warren Professor of Demography, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

REPORTERS: OBTAIN COPIES OR REGISTER TO ATTEND THE EVENT OR PARTICIPATE IN THE TELECONFERENCE by contacting the Office of News and Public Information at tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail <[email protected]>. Advance copies of the report will be available to reporters only beginning at noon EDT on Monday, May 9. THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE 11 A.M. EDT ON MAY 10.

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