AASF Webinar: The Rise of Chinese Universities towards World Class: Perspectives from Several American Scholars

Click to see details of AASF’s 5/21/2022 webinar, in which three American scholars who have been involved in the development efforts will give us their perspectives on the rise of Chinese universities towards world class.

AASF Sponsored Webinar: In Their Own Words: The Stories of Xiaoxing Xi, Anming Hu, and Gang Chen

April 18, 2022 Hosts Dr. Frances Hellman (UC Berkeley; APS, President) Dr. Jonathan Bagger (APS, CEO) Moderators Dr. S. James Gates (Brown University; APS, Past President) Dr. Andrea Liu (University of Pennsylvania; Former Speaker of APS Council) Speakers/Panelists Speaker 1: (12 min): Xiaoxing Xi (Temple University) Speaker 2: (12 min): Anming Hu (University of Tennessee,Continue reading “AASF Sponsored Webinar: In Their Own Words: The Stories of Xiaoxing Xi, Anming Hu, and Gang Chen”

AASF Submits Letter of Support for Charles Lieber

On March 14th, 2022, Asian American Scholar Forum (AASF) submitted the following letter to request Judge Rya W. Zobel to take into account the special conditions and circumstances of Professor Charles Lieber’s case.

Asian American Scholar Forum Welcomes the End of China Initiative

The Asian American Scholar Forum appreciates that the DOJ heard the voices and concerns of the scientific and the Asian American communities. We support the new strategy and welcome the termination of a flawed program that targeted scientists based on national heritage. 

​​​​​​​Advancing Justice – AAJC Commends End to China Initiative, Calls for Transparency and Vows to Watch Dismantling Closely

AASF fully supports AAJC’s statement made on Feb 23, 2022.

Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced an end to the controversial “China Initiative,” and a series of changes to their national security approach to address concerns of profiling of Asian Americans and immigrants lifted up by Advancing Justice – AAJC and other civil rights and academic groups.  

A Statement Responding to Amy Wax’s Racist Comments Towards Asian Americans

On December 24, 2021, Amy Wax, a Law Professor at the University of Pennsylvania made racist comments in public towards Asian and Asian-American communities, which was in Conversation with Brown University Professor Glenn Loury on the Glenn Show. On January 5, 2022, Amy Wax responded the overwhelming criticisms of her words. She further made worse racist remark: “… I think the United States is better off with fewer Asians and less Asian immigration”.

We, the Asian American Scholar Forum, give our statement to express our strong disagreement of her racist comments.

AASF Webinar: Reflecting on Professor Gang Chen’s Case and Looking Ahead to the Future of the China Initiative

Click for more details on the upcoming webinar of Professor Gang Chen’s first public appearance after all charges against him have been dismissed.