Higher education has become a space for competition for academic excellence, innovation and global influence. This includes efforts to attract international students, foster cutting-edge research and cultivate intellectual leadership. Higher education encompasses academic collaboration, knowledge dissemination and cultural exchange between nations. Notably, American universities have long been global magnets for talent and research funding, fostering innovation hubs like Silicon Valley.

Joint research initiatives between U.S. and Chinese universities have advanced scientific breakthroughs in areas like renewable energy and biotechnology. Simultaneously, concerns arise about technological espionage and intellectual property theft in collaborative research ventures. As the U.S.-China relationship evolves, aligning educational strategies with technological advancements is crucial to preparing students for the jobs of the future and addressing global challenges. Navigating this landscape requires a balance between open academic exchange and safeguarding intellectual property, emphasizing the significance of higher education’s role in shaping the trajectory of emerging technologies and international collaboration.

Commissioner for Education

Henry Stoever

Principal, Brentwood Advisory Group; Former President and CEO, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB); Former CMO, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)

Commissioner for Education

I applaud the commission’s focused mission to develop a global tech security strategy designed to rally and unify like-minded countries, leverage the innovation and resources of the private sector, and build a global network to develop, protect, and adopt trusted technologies.

Michael Benson

President, Costal Carolina University


Victor Boschini

Chancellor, Texas Christian University


Clayton Christian

Commissioner of Higher Education, Montana University System


Lev Gonick

Chief Information Officer, Arizona State University


Mark Gorenflo

Chief of Staff & Director of Innovation and Economic Development, North Dakota University System


Alex Henson

Chief information Officer, Virginia Commonwealth University


Bob Kolvoord

Founding Dean of the College of Integrated Science and Technology, James Madison University


Rosa Lara

Chief Information Officer, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education


Sharon Reishus

Chairman, Board of Trustees, Unity Environmental University


David Rosowsky

Vice President for Research, Kansas State University


Cynthia Shapira

Chair, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors


Daniele Struppa

President, Chapman University


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