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Open Letter to Dr. Eric Lander Re: NSPM-33

In November 2021, AASF sent the following letter to Dr. Eric Lander, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and Science Advisor to the President, to express the importance of open science and academic freedom, and to submit our comments regarding the implementation of National Security Presidential Memorandum-33 (NSPM-33), “Presidential Memorandum on United States Government Support Research and Development National Security Policy.”

Call for Your support on Open Letters to End “China Initiative”

Dear Colleagues: We, the members of the Asian American Scholar Forum (AASF), call for your support of several open letters to end the “China Initiative”. This initiative, started in November 2018 by the Department of Justice under the previous administration, was intended to investigate threats from China to the U.S. national security. However, the investigations and charges to hundreds of scientists and scholars in U.S. universities and research institutes in the past three years have failed to meet its goal. This initiative has seriously damaged our community. Most scientists and scholars in the investigations are Asian and Chinese descent. TheContinue reading “Call for Your support on Open Letters to End “China Initiative””

AASF commemorates the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2021 Twenty years ago today, evil attacked America. A total of 2,977 people were killed when nineteen terrorists hijacked four fuel-loaded US commercial airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and the ground outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The victims ranged in age from two to 85 years. On that day, the whole country experienced pain, shock, fear, and anger. On that day, many American heroes gave up their lives in order to save others: 403 killed were New York City firefighters, New York City police officersContinue reading “AASF commemorates the 20th Anniversary of 9/11”

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AMD CEO Lisa Su gets chip industry’s highest honor

Advanced Micro Devices CEO Lisa Su has received the chip industry’s highest honor as the 2020 recipient of the Robert N. Noyce Award. This is the first time the award has gone to a woman since it was started in 1991. “It’s an incredible privilege to be part of this industry,” Su said. “I actually fell in love with semiconductors in my first year at MIT. My first job was doing gruntContinue reading “AMD CEO Lisa Su gets chip industry’s highest honor”

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