Rachelle Peterson

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

Articles

March 31, 2021

China's Confucius Institutes Might Be Closing, But They Succeeded

Rachelle Peterson

The United States is headed toward a post-Confucius Institute world. The CCP knows that and is prepared. Meanwhile, Chinese government influence is appearing under new guises.

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October 30, 2020

Senators Question the College Board About Ties to China

Rachelle Peterson

Seven U.S. senators, led by Marsha Blackburn, have mailed a letter to College Board CEO David Coleman, asking him to explain his organization’s close ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

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August 24, 2020

An Important Step in the Fight to Ban Chinese Confucius Institutes

Rachelle Peterson

Alabama state representative Tommy Hanes has unveiled a draft proposal to ban Confucius Institutes outright, a model we encourage legislators in the rest of the U.S. to follow.

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July 23, 2020

China is Rebranding Its Confucius Institutes

Rachelle Peterson

In response to national criticism of Confucius Institutes, China plans to obscure their operations by renaming the Hanban and spreading out oversight across several organizations.

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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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April 29, 2020

Conference Call: Critical Care

Rachelle Peterson

Join NAS for a conference call this Friday at 3:30 PM Eastern, to discuss Critical Care, our plan to guide the federal response to higher education in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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December 11, 2019

Child Care, Food Stamps, and Flat Tires: When Free Tuition Isn't Enough

Rachelle Peterson

In her latest article for The Federalist, NAS Policy Director Rachelle Peterson unpacks the Democrats' proposed "College Affordability Act," a bill that promises to fund everything fr......

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December 10, 2019

A Feminist Bothered by ‘Everything’

Rachelle Peterson

The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars is the latest book by liberal feminist Meghan Daum, in which she details her problems with so-called "Fourth Wav......

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