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Academia's Biological Studies in War Time

Event Ideas

The following is a list of resources that may be used for chapter meetings and events. Ideas range from book clubs to movie nights and from roundtable discussions to large events.

Books and Publications

Congressional Legislation


  • Federal prosecution will discourage research on bioterror, critics say by Scott Shane (The Baltimore Sun September 4, 2003)

  • Visa Holders Face Extra Scrutiny (Associated Press May 19, 2003)

  • How The War on Terror is Damaging The Brain Pool by Catherine Arnst; With William C. Symonds in Boston (Business Week May 19, 2003)

  • To publish, or not to publish, after 9/11; Washington Watch by Adrienne Froelich (Bioscience January 1, 2003)

  • College leaders see security rules hampering researchby George Archibald (Washington Times April 16, 2003)

  • Impact of Enhanced Security on Foreign Students and Scholars Testimony-by: Sherwood L. Boehlert, Representative (March 26, 2003)

  • When We Hinder Foreign Students and Scholars, We Endanger Our National Security by Victor Johnson (The Chronicle Review April 11, 2003)

  • US Technological Supremacy is in Danger by Scott A. Bass (The Boston Globe
    February 1, 2003, Saturday ,THIRD EDITION)

  • Controlling Dangerous Pathogens by John D. Steinbruner and Elisa D. Harris (Issues in Science and Technology Spring 2003)

  • Foreign-Student Database is Testing Colleges in Area; Entering Records Proves Tedious, Officials Report by Karen Branch-Brioso (St. Louis Post-Dispatch April 7, 2003)

  • Key to Strains of Anthrax Is Discovered by William J. Broad (The New York Times March 27, 2003)

  • U.S. requires scientists to give FBI fingerprints / Thousands who use bioterror compounds must disclose data for background checks by Bernadette Tansey (San Francisco Chronicle March 12, 2003)

  • Critics Question Journals' Bow to Security by Tina Hesman (St. Louis Post-Dispatch February 23, 2003)

  • Should life science information be restricted? by Dick Kaser (Information Today February 2003)

  • THREATS AND RESPONSES: LABORATORIES; After 9/11, Universities Are Destroying Biological Agents by Diana Jean Schemo (The New York Times December 17, 2002)

  • Visa clampdown hits home at US universities by Kendall Powell (Nature November 28, 2002)

  • Bush science aide: No lid on R&D planned (Inside Energy /with Federal Lands October 14, 2002)

  • Publish or Perish? As the nation fights terrorists, scientist weigh the risks of releasing sensitive information by Richard Monastersky (The Chronicle of Higher Education October 11, 2002)

  • Statement of The Honorable John H. Marburger (October 10, 2002)

  • Openness vs Security in Science Research testimony by Ronald M. Atlas, PhD, President, American Society for Microbiology (House Science Committee Hearing Testimony October 10, 2002)

  • SPEAK NO EVIL Should biologists publish work that could be misused? by Nell Boyce (U.S. News & World Report, 00415537, Vol. 132, Issue 22 6/24/2002 )

  • Pentagon Backs Away From Strict Controls on Basic Research by Ron Southwick (The Chronicle of Higher Education May 31, 2002)

  • PROTECTIVE OVERSIGHT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY: A Discussion Paper by John Steinbruner (February 2002)

  • U.S. Tightening Rules on Keeping Scientific Secrets by William J. Broad (The New York Times February 17, 2002)

  • Response and Responsibility: Balancing Security and Openness in Research and Education—Report of the President by MIT President Charles M. Vest's (President's address for the 2001-2002 academic year)


Suggested Speakers

  • Dr. Ronald M. Atlas
    President, American Society of Microbiologists
    Department Dean and Faculty, University of Louisville

  • Dr. Irving A. Lerch
    Director of International Affairs
    The American Physical Society

  • Dr. John H. Marburger
    Science Adviser to the President
    Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy
    White House

  • Dr. Charles E. McQueary
    Under Secretary for Science and Technology
    Department of Homeland Security

  • Dr. Raymond Orbach
    Director, Office of Science
    Department of Energy

  • Dr. Sheila E. Widnall
    Institute Professor & Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology