University Boards: Divest From Uyghur Genocide

Inside Highered 09.09.2022 1 min read
BY: Keith Krach
University Boards: Divest From Uyghur Genocide

American institutions of higher learning are the envy of the world and have always stood for academic freedom and been invaluable advocates for human rights.

More than a year ago, I (Keith Krach) wrote to you in my former capacity as under secretary of state about the real and urgent threat to that ideal posed by the authoritarian influence of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). This threat has broad implications for ensuring academic freedom, honoring human dignity, protecting university endowments and safeguarding intellectual property. I wrote that as a former board chairman of a major university, I recognized that, when addressing a strategic issue of this magnitude, the responsibility sits squarely on the shoulders of every board member and trustee.

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