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NBC News interviews UB expert on the relationship between the Confucius Institute and U.S universities

Published June 30, 2014

Stephen Dunnett, vice provost for international education, is quoted in article on NBC News about professors in the U.S. and Canada who are urging universities to cut ties with Confucius Institutes unless the agreements that bring them to campus are re-worked to guarantee academic freedom. The Chinese “fund these activities, but they are not controlling them,” said Dunnett, who serves as chairman of the bi-national committee that oversees UB’s five-year-old Confucius Institute. The article appeared in news outlets that include The New York Times, South China Morning Post, The Irrawaddy, a news magazine covering Burma and Southeast Asia, Buffalo News, Stamford Advocate, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, WFLD-TV in Chicago, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and WTOP-FM in Washington, D.C.

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