Why does $10 billion in foreign donations spawn controversy in US universities?

From 2012 to 2018, an estimated $10 billion in donations to US colleges and universities by foreign governments fueled radical Islamism and conducted espionage and theft of intellectual property. The USDOE in 2019 announced investigation of donations to US colleges and universities by China, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. Investigations by the Clarion Project into additional disclosures filed by US colleges and universities after the USDOE announcement revealed that more than $1 billion of foreign donations were not reported under US law creating a "black hole" as to what were nefarious purposes of these foreign country donors.

In February 2020, the USDOE reported that both Harvard and Yale failed to report four years of more than $375 million in foreign donations and contracts. All US college and universities receiving federal higher education funding are required to report foreign donations over the amount of $250,000.

Ryan Mauro, Clarion Project Director of their National Intelligence Network, Shillman Research Fellow, and co-author of this report revealed more in this Israel News Talk Radio — Beyond the Matrix interview with Rod Reuven Dovid Bryant and Jerry Gordon. The Clarion Project is a private non-profit entity founded in 2007. It is noted for its documentary series on radical Islamism, investigations of extremists, policy analysis and work with US counterterrorism and law enforcement agencies.

Ryan cited the role of China's Confucius Institute and Thousand Talents programs actively engaged in conducting espionage and sponsorship of US professors at Chinese laboratories essentially stealing applied research intellectual property. Note this glaring example.

On January 2, 2020, a Harvard University expert in nanotechnology, Charles Lieber, Chairman of the University's Chemistry department and two Chinese researchers were arrested by the FBI. Lieber was accused of lying about receiving millions of dollars in Chinese funding misleading the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health about his participation in China's Thousand Talents Plan while those U.S. agencies were spending more than $15 million to fund his research group in this country. Yanqing Ye, a Boston University robotics researcher, who prosecutors said lied about being in the Chinese army, and Zaosong Zheng, a cancer researcher at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center who was arrested allegedly trying to smuggle research samples out of the US.

Ryan drew attention to the activities of Qatar, a state sponsor of islamist terrorism, funding programs at Northwestern University, creating a campus in Doha, helping expansion of Al Jazeera in the US. Ryan reported: "The Clarion Project found that the school had received at least $340 million from Qatar since 2012.

The terror-tied "charity," the Qatar Foundation, funded the establishment of a Northwestern University campus in Qatar. According to the school's own published words, the purpose was to assist Al-Jazeera, the most influential extremist news network in the Middle East.

Qatar has even funded at least one inflammatory Northwestern University professor, Justin Martin.

In September 2019, the president of Northwestern University publicly condemned a tweet by Martin on the anniversary of 9/11 attacks.

"Happy 9/11. more than 8,441 civilians died in Yemen this year helped by US arms deal with Saudi Arabia & UAE. The US is complicit in far more terror than it has ever suffered," Martin wrote.

Clarion Project made another illuminating discovery:

Professor Martin had received two huge grants from the Qatar Foundation totaling over $1.3 million since 2014.

The wide-ranging Israel News Talk Radio — Beyond the Matrix interview with Mauro of the Clarion Project addressed the dangers behind the shadowy Antifa movement, Black Lives Matter intersectionality with anti-Israel BDS and Marxist separatists.

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