Protect International Students in the U.S. from Authoritarian Governments
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I am writing about my concern for international students studying in America and ensuring that college campuses are free of intimidation from authoritarian governments.
Specifically, I would like college campuses in the U.S. to protect the rights of Uyghur, Tibetan, Taiwanese, and Hong Kong students when there are documented cases of Chinese government influence and intimidation of these groups on campus. I would also like universities to ensure that Chinese students studying in the U.S. feel safe to learn and experience the full rights of a democratic society that this country offers them during their time here.
Suggestions include but are not limited to:
- A review and update of university anti-harassment policies.
- Provide international students with resources and access to anti-censorship communication tools.
- Create curriculum opportunities and scheduled talks that inspire safe learning environments for international students.