Here Phil Bell, Group Casualty Director of RSA, explains that sanctions may not be the first thing higher education institutions think of when preparing or amending their internationalisation strategies, but the consequences of not carefully assessing and understanding them can be severe


Economic sanctions have become an important feature of the political landscape. Since the early 1990s, developed economies have used sanctions on other nations hundreds of times.
 We have become used to seeing them deployed as a way to assert pressure, and avoiding the need for military action. 

Why is any of this relevant to the higher education sector? Regardless of our role in society, we are all subject to the laws of the land, and that can also include adhering to sanctions.

But, how familiar are we all with the effect of them? Even more importantly, how well understood are the consequences of breaching them?


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