Shared Interest (SI)
The U.S. government has stepped up efforts to investigate institutions for failing to establish, implement, and enforce export compliance programs. With current regulations, institutions must balance the need for international collaboration with the requirements to comply with all applicable federal export control regulations.
CUNY - College of Staten Island
Stephen Ferst is currently the executive director of the Center for International Service at the Colelge of Staten Island. Dr. Ferst has been working professionally in international education since 1989 as an adviser, recruiter, resident director, program officer, and office director. Ferst has studied abroad in Israel and lived and worked abroad in the UK. He is a past chair of the EAKC, served as the Annual Conference Chair for the 2013 NAFSA Conference, and recently completed a term on the NAFSA Board of Directors as VP for Public Policy and Practice. He regularly presents at both regional and national conferences on advocacy, program administration and development, student preparation, gender and identity, and sexual assault prevention. He is a recipient of the Lily von Klemperer Award and the 2008 NAFSA Advocate of the Year. Much of his outside work focuses on advocating for international education priorities at the national level. He earned a doctorate from Rutgers University and his area of research is department chair responsibilities and priorities.
Export Control Administrator
Office of the VP for Research
Dr. Scot Allen serves as Export Control Administrator, Facility Security Officer, and lead on Global Research Opportunities for Colorado State University. Scot came to CSU in 2012 after serving more than 20 years on active duty in the US Air Force, and as a licensed professional engineer. His deployment experiences include a year of Iraqi reconstruction in 2008-09, service in the NATO mission to enforce a no-fly zone over Bosnia, supporting a fighter wing during Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia, and a mission in West Africa to design facilities for emergency response. Scot has been engaged with global education through the Air Force Academy and Colorado State since 2000. He has lived, worked, studied, and led students in Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, and France; Saudi Arabia and Iraq; Senegal, Mali, and Rwanda; El Salvador, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Scot has led students to Timbuktu, worked as a French interpreter, and was awarded a Bronze Star for service in Iraq. He studied at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Texas, and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia.
Doreen M. Edelman is a shareholder in Baker Donelson’s Washington, D.C. office and is a co-chair of the firm’s Global Business Team. She focuses her practice on international trade and has 25 years of experience counseling companies on import and export matters and global expansion. She is a frequent speaker and contributor on export and anti-corruption compliance and has developed an on-line, on-demand training module for companies, Export Compliance Tools, as well as regularly blogging about relevant export topics on her blog, Export Compliance Matters.