Rachelle Peterson

Director of Policy, National Association of Scholars. Rachelle Peterson can be reached at [email protected]

Reports


Corrupting the University - April 7, 2017

Outsourced to China

Rachelle Peterson

Since 2004, the Chinese government has planted Confucius Institutes that offer Chinese language and culture courses at colleges and universities around the world—including more than 100 in the U...

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October 10, 2015

Inside Divestment

Peter Wood and Rachelle Peterson

The fossil fuel divestment movement, now on more than 1,000 American college campuses, aims at capturing a generation of college students as lifelong climate activists. This report is the first compre...

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Ideology on Campus - March 24, 2015

Sustainability

Peter Wood and Rachelle Peterson

To many, sustainability is just a new name for environmentalism. But the word has come to mean something much larger: an ideology that demands new limits on economic, political, and intellectual freed...

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May 31, 2019

The Confucius Institutes

Rachelle Peterson

Confucius Institutes—which present themselves as exemplars of cultural exchange with the U.S., but in reality allow China to monitor American professors, pressure universities, and seek out oppo...

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June 4, 2020

Countering Chinese Soft Power: An Updated Toolkit for Concerned Citizens

Rachelle Peterson

An updated toolkit for citizens concerned about the presence of Confucius Institutes in the United States. Use this toolkit to send letters to college presidents and your government representatives.

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June 2, 2020

Questioning Ties to China

Rachelle Peterson

For years the Chinese government has worked to co-opt American students, scholars, and institutions of higher education. It's high time our government takes action.

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May 1, 2020

Toolkit: Critical Care

Rachelle Peterson

Use this toolkit to advocate for the principles that should guide any federal support for higher education during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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