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Foreign Interference in Higher Education: Focus on Philanthropy
Financial contributions to higher education institutions from foreign sources have drawn increased scrutiny in recent years. Critics see gifts originating from certain countries as potential influence operations that put national security at risk. Proponents counter that increased financial support from foreign countries is part and parcel of comprehensive internationalization. Are foreign agents interfering in higher education? If so, what are their motives? If not, what is driving the discourse? In either case, what should be done? Experts will take up these and related questions in this webinar highlighting a recent special issue, (Vol. 14, Issue 5) of the Journal of Comparative and International Education Higher Education on foreign interference in higher education. Kyle Long will introduce the special issue before two authors discuss their papers. Alexander Cooley and John Heathershaw will highlight “reputation laundering” in the higher education sectors of the United States and United Kingdom. Elise Ahn will explore enforcement of federal policy for foreign gift and contract reporting. Jenny Lee will consider the two papers together. The session will conclude with audience questions.

Apr 19, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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