International collaboration, immigration and the STEM workforce

Sept. 15, 2020 | Duration: 57 mins.

The U.S. scientific enterprise relies on attracting talent from and collaborating with leading research institutions and universities all over the world. But visa restrictions, travel bans, anti-immigrant rhetoric and violence, and scapegoating have made the U.S. less inviting and less safe for immigrants and have made collaborations more complicated and risky.

Participants discussed their experiences and what sort of policies they think are needed to protect immigrant scientists and foster strong and fruitful international collaborations.


  • John Neumann, managing director of the Science, Technology Assessment and Analytics team at the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
  • John Yang, president of Asian Americans Advancing Justice.