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Information commonly taught in a course of instruction is excluded from export controls under the Educational Information exclusion. Most overseas teaching activities are not subject to export controls. However, if you are teaching a course that is tailored to a specific sponsor or audience (ex. a class taught specifically for a private company’s engineers, to address a proprietary company method), the course may not qualify as “commonly taught” material. If you have questions or concerns about whether a proposed course is subject to export controls, please contact Export Control.
When presenting overseas, presenters should also be careful not to include or discuss any proprietary, unpublished, and/or export-restricted data. Many presenters find it helpful to plan ahead: think about relevant topics and work that is already in the public domain and stick to those topics. Likewise, plan ahead for how you will address questions related to a restricted topic. Consider statements such as “I can speak generally about that area, but much of that information is proprietary and I want to respect our confidentiality obligations,” which address the issue and also demonstrate your commitment to ethical behavior.
Individuals who are invited to lecture in a comprehensively sanctioned country (Cuba, Iran, Syria, and North Korea) should be aware that even attendance at a conference in a sanctioned country may be prohibited. Where attendance is permitted, speaking at such a conference is often a ‘service’ as is prohibited under OFAC regulations. If you wish to attend and/or present at a conference in Cuba, Iran, Syria, or North Korea, please contact the Export Office as soon as possible for assistance.