In 2017, the US saw its first dip in international enrollment in science and engineering in years.
It wasn’t so long ago when US colleges and universities dismissed Islam as a serious subject of study. A broken arm set off the chain of events that sent Philip Khuri Hitti from Lebanon to Princeton, where he created the first program in Near Eastern Studies in the US.
When a Chinese economics professor at Peking University complained about being blackballed for political reasons, faculty at his partner institution, Wellesley College, tried to offer their support in an open letter. What happened is a lesson on the limits of US influence in China.