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Managing undue foreign influence in the academic environment has proven to be a challenge for both government agencies and university campuses alike. Foreign talent recruitment programs, Confucius Institutes, and non-traditional collectors have all been highlighted as ways in which foreign governments have either improperly acquired intellectual property, or inappropriately influenced certain campus activities that are contrary to existing rules and research integrity principles.

This webinar introduces current foreign influence concerns, available disclosure practices, industry best practice suggestions, and some newly released government directives that will impact future guidance.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the reasons behind current undue foreign influence concerns.
  • Identify some frequent disclosure practices used to manage foreign influence risk.
  • Recognize industry best practice suggestions to more effectively manage foreign influence risk.
  • Be familiar with recent government released directives that will impact future guidance.



University Administrators, Faculty


Meet the Presenter

Allen A. DiPalma, MBA – University of Pittsburgh
Allen A. DiPalma has worked in academic research compliance and sponsored projects for the past 29 years. He is currently the Director of the Office of Trade Compliance for the University of Pittsburgh where he is responsible for overseeing export controls, imports, visitor vetting, and drones.