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.

AASF Webinar: The China Initiative and Professor Anming Hu’s Case

December 18, 2021 Professor Anming Hu of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was the first academic to stand trial under the Department of Justice’s China Initiative. After an initial visit from the FBI in 2018, he was charged in early 2020 for fraud and false statements, and the trial took place in June 2021. WhenContinue reading “AASF Webinar: The China Initiative and Professor Anming Hu’s Case”

AASF Webinar: Managing Academic Collaborations with Chinese Institutions at U.S. Universities

November 17, 2021 The tensions in relations between China and the United States and a number of high-profile criminal cases under the China Initiative of the Department of Justice have put a spotlight on American universities’ relations with research and educational institutions in China. The issues are extremely complicated and are fraught with the complexitiesContinue reading “AASF Webinar: Managing Academic Collaborations with Chinese Institutions at U.S. Universities”

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

AASF Webinar: Understanding the “Inconvenient Minority: ”The Sociology of Asian Americans

October 9, 2021 Despite popular pronouncements about the importance of “diversity” and “multiculturalism” in American society, Asian Americans have been either neglected or poorly understood in many contemporary discussions. Utilizing a perspective that is based on social science rather than fashionable political rhetoric such as the “Model Minority Myth,” this lecture will provide a broadContinue reading “AASF Webinar: Understanding the “Inconvenient Minority: ”The Sociology of Asian Americans”

Hearings: Balancing Open Science and Security in the U.S. Research Enterprise

Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight & Subcommittee Research and Technology Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 Add to my Calendar Time: 10:00 AM Location: Online via videoconferencing Witnesses Dr. Maria Zuber, Co-Chair, National Science, Technology, and Security Roundtable, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Vice President for Research and E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics,Continue reading “Hearings: Balancing Open Science and Security in the U.S. Research Enterprise”

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 actuallyContinue reading “AMD CEO Lisa Su gets chip industry’s highest honor”

Relevant Information

Table of content Relevant official documents Reports and documents about some research security cases Petitions/Open letters Webinars Organizations working on related issues Relevant official documents Fact sheet from Department of Justice about the China Initiative The National Security Decision Directive (NSDD)-189.This Presidential Directive with the title “National Policy on the Transfer of Scientific, Technical andContinue reading “Relevant Information”

Sample Letter

Dear [institutional leader(s)]: In recent years, the U.S. government has undertaken a series of actions in response to increasing national and economic security concerns, especially regarding the Chinese government. This includes the U.S. Department of Justice’s China Initiative, tightened regulations of federal funding agencies regarding disclosure and international collaboration, visa restrictions for certain international studentsContinue reading “Sample Letter”