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    The economic, political, and security implications of technology transfer

    When: Thursday, April 5, 2018, 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.

    Where: The Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Room, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC


    As technology plays an increasing role in our lives, there is concern over the security aspects of its transfer across nations. Technological advances ensure that the U.S. is a world leader, but they also raise questions about what technology should be transferred and how sensitive products should be protected. Where should national leaders draw the line on inventions that promote the public good and increase social well-being versus those that risk national security and economic competitiveness? Should there be limits on what U.S. companies are allowed to sell abroad?

    On April 5, The Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution will host a discussion on technology transfer. The two-panel program will focus on growth opportunities for technology transfer as well as national security risks and the challenges that accompany innovation.

    After each session, speakers will take audience questions. You can follow the conversation on Twitter using #TechTransfer.

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