“If you buy a supplement at a store, there are warning labels. There are no warning labels when you sign up for a college campus class as to who is funding that professor, and how that may be influencing the education you’re buying.” – Ryan Mauro, Director of Clarion Intelligence Network, on higher education funding sources.
Clarion Project recently joined a webinar expanding on its latest short film, Covert Cash. The webinar explored the undermining of democracy and the spread of antisemitism on college campuses through foreign funding sources.
The one-hour conversation (see video below) featured Ryan Mauro, Dr. Charles Asher Small and Michael Bass and was moderated by Raheel Raza, Clarion spokesperson and president of Muslims Facing Tomorrow.
Small is the founder and executive director for the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) and a research fellow at St. Anthony’s college at Oxford University. Bass is a a CPA, an investigative accountant and a former senior research coordinator at ISGAP.
Several key themes surfaced during the webinar:
- How an investigation that was stumbled on almost by accident led to a federal investigation
- How more than 90 universities have disclosed funding that is expected to topple $18 billion in foreign funding revelations
- How Qatar and other Middle Eastern countries are the top funding sources and how their money is used to shape ideology
Many thanks to CAEF (Canadian Antisemitism Education Foundation), ISGAP (Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy) and Muslims Facing Tomorrow, along with other supporting organizations for bringing these critical conversations to the public.
A crisis in higher education impacts almost all American families, especially after the COVID lockdown crisis has forced schools to move to remote education (while often still charging the same tuition rates). Every American family deserves to know whether the education they’re investing in is influenced by foreign interests and whether the professors shaping the minds of the next generation are authentically academics or assets of anti-democratic regimes.