The recent ExecutiveOrder by President Trump attempting to ban temporarily the citizens of seven countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) from entering the United States is having significant consequences within the country and around the world. The Order poses a threat to the health and vitality of science, barring students and scientists from these countries from traveling to the United States to study or to attend conferences. In preventing those members of the international scientific community from traveling beyond U.S. borders without guaranteed safe return, the Executive Order demeans them; in so doing, it demeans us all. Universities and research communities are especially impacted, as major universities have students and often faculty holding passports from one of these seven countries. This temporary ban would affect refugees fleeing war-torn areas, challenging the long-standing notion that the United States is a safe haven for those fleeing persecution and war in addition to being a magnet for talent from every corner of the world. The pages of this journal reflect the geographic, ethnic, and cultural diversity that underpins great science. The ban impacts domestic and global scientific efforts and communities. Science succeeds through the cooperation between collections of individuals and teams around the world discovering and learning from each other. To ensure rapid scientific progress, open communication and exchange between scientists are essential. As scientists, engineers, and clinicians, we have benefited from open interactions and collaborations with visitors and students from all parts of the world as well as through scientific publications and discussions at scientific meetings.

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Cross Borders

PRATO, MAURIZIO;
2017

Abstract

The recent ExecutiveOrder by President Trump attempting to ban temporarily the citizens of seven countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) from entering the United States is having significant consequences within the country and around the world. The Order poses a threat to the health and vitality of science, barring students and scientists from these countries from traveling to the United States to study or to attend conferences. In preventing those members of the international scientific community from traveling beyond U.S. borders without guaranteed safe return, the Executive Order demeans them; in so doing, it demeans us all. Universities and research communities are especially impacted, as major universities have students and often faculty holding passports from one of these seven countries. This temporary ban would affect refugees fleeing war-torn areas, challenging the long-standing notion that the United States is a safe haven for those fleeing persecution and war in addition to being a magnet for talent from every corner of the world. The pages of this journal reflect the geographic, ethnic, and cultural diversity that underpins great science. The ban impacts domestic and global scientific efforts and communities. Science succeeds through the cooperation between collections of individuals and teams around the world discovering and learning from each other. To ensure rapid scientific progress, open communication and exchange between scientists are essential. As scientists, engineers, and clinicians, we have benefited from open interactions and collaborations with visitors and students from all parts of the world as well as through scientific publications and discussions at scientific meetings.
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