International Collaborations/On-Line Education and SDNs

In addition to countries, foreign individuals and entities may also be the subject of U.S. sanctions.  These individuals/entities are considered Specially Designated Nationals ("SDNs"). 

  • Before traveling to countries that may be the subject of sanctions, collaborating with a foreign national outside of Harvard University or any person or entity outside of the United States, or presenting your research at an international conference, conduct an SDN screen.

  • SDN screens may also need to be conducted when enrolling foreign nationals in:

    • Professional or continuing education courses,

    • On-line courses or executive education programs, or

    • Otherwise providing services or receiving funds from foreign nationals