Rachelle Peterson

Director of Research Projects, National Association of Scholars. Rachelle Peterson can be reached at peterson@nas.org.

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How Many Confucius Institutes Are in the United States?

Apr 09, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

Download an updated PDF that lists all of the Confucius Institutes in the United States, along with information on who to contact if you have concerns.

Countering Confucius Institutes: A Toolkit for Concerned Citizens

Apr 04, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

Introducing the first NAS Confucius Institutes toolkit that provides resources and ideas to address these Chinese government-funded centers.

U.S. Schools are Falling for China’s Propaganda Campaign

Mar 26, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

American universities will need to choose between money and truth when it comes to Confucius Institutes.

Get China’s Pernicious Confucius Institutes Out of US colleges

Mar 12, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

Rachelle Peterson writes at The Hill about six practical steps the US government can take in response to Confucius Institutes. 

‘Reforming’ Confucius Institutes

Feb 23, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

NAS policy director Rachelle Peterson explains at American Greatness why we should be wary of China's efforts to makeover the image of Confucius Institutes.

Senator Rubio Calls Attention to Confucius Institutes

Feb 13, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

This morning, in a Senate hearing on worldwide threats to the United States, FBI Director Christopher Wray acknowledged that the FBI has been monitoring and investigating Confucius Institutes.

Pressure Mounts to Close Confucius Institutes on College Campuses

Jan 24, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

One year later and NAS's report on the Chinese government-funded Confucius Institutes is still making waves.

Censorship: Another Cheap Chinese Import We Don’t Need

Aug 30, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

Efforts to censor Cambridge University Press show how far the Chinese government will go to stifle intellectual freedom. 

Dead: Fossil Fuel Divestment

Aug 14, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

Rachelle Peterson describes the steps that led to the closing of the Divestment Student Network (DSN).

Will the Other Claremont Colleges Defend Free Speech?

Aug 10, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

Other Claremont schools are still investigating the student protests at Claremont McKenna college that obstructed speaker Heather Mac Donald.

One-and-a-Half Cheers for Claremont McKenna

Jul 31, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

Rachelle Peterson applauds the school's decision to discipline several students who obstructed free speech and calls for increased vigilance from all college administrators to protect free speech.

Outsourced to China

Jul 12, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

Rachelle Peterson warns of the dangers inherent in allowing a foreign government to exert influence on classrooms and university administrators.

NAS Sends Letter to SUNY Trustees

Jun 27, 2017 by Peter Wood, Rachelle Peterson |

Peter Wood and Rachelle Peterson ask the SUNY Board of Trustees to investigate the Confucius Institutes in their system.

American Universities Are Welcoming China’s Trojan Horse

May 15, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

Rachelle Peterson writes on China's use of soft power to influence students at American universities. 

Disinvited, Re-invited, Still Slighted

Apr 05, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

Virginia Tech staged a public putdown of Jason Riley's BB&T Distinguished Lecture.

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