Toolkit for researchers to garner institutional support on research security issues

Purpose of the toolkit In recent years, the U.S. government has taken a number of actions in response to increasing national and economic security concerns, especially in regard to the Chinese government. These actions include the U. S. Department of Justice China Initiative; tightened regulations at federal funding agencies regarding interactions of U.S. researchers withContinue reading “Toolkit for researchers to garner institutional support on research security issues”

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 inContinue reading “AASF commemorates the 20th Anniversary of 9/11”

Remember Betty Ong

Betty Ann Ong (Chinese: 鄧月薇; February 5, 1956 – September 11, 2001) was an American flight attendant aboard American Airlines Flight 11, the first airplane to become hijacked during the September 11 attacks. Ong is notable as having been the first person to alert authorities to the hijackings taking place that day. Shortly after theContinue reading “Remember Betty Ong”

Open Letter to Judge Varlan to Dismiss the Anming Hu Case

On September 3rd, 2021, AASF sent the following letter to Judge Thomas A. Varlan, expressing our grave concern about the Department of Justice (DOJ)’s initial prosecution and subsequent decision to seek a retrial of Dr. Anming Hu, a former professor at the University Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK).

AASF Webinar: Principles of Export Controls Relevant to Research Settings

Export controls refers to the U.S. laws and regulations that restrict the release of certain technologies, information, and services to foreign nationals, within and outside of the United States, and foreign countries for reasons of foreign policy and national security. These laws and regulations have high relevance to researchers and scholars working in diverse fields of science and technology.

Margaret Lewis, Brian Sun, and Peter Zeidenberg Join the Legal Advisory Council of Asian American Scholars Forum

AASF is delighted to announce that Margaret Lewis, Brian Sun, and Peter Zeidenberg have joined the AASF Legal Advisory Council. The Council will advise AASF to build a network of attorneys experienced in defending Asian American scholars, and to stimulate dialogues among scholars, university administrators, government officials, and the general public.

AASF Webinar: Combating Racial Profiling of Asian and Asian Immigrants: A Guide to Advocacy and How to Take Action

Speakers from the government, civil rights organizations, and academia will share their insights on ways for individuals to engage in policy advocacy, community organizing, and building narratives to speak up against racial profiling and lift up the voices of impacted people.