New Report Showcases Climate of Fear Among Asian-Origin Scientists and Researchers

Today, the Asian American Scholar Forum (AASF) released a report, “Caught in the Crossfire: Fears of Chinese-American Scientists,” with data that shows a growing number of Chinese-origin American academics leaving the United States and switching from U.S. to Chinese affiliations. The research shows the chilling effect of potential federal investigation and prosecution since the U.S. Department of Justice’s “China Initiative,” which launched in 2018.

Asian American Scholar Forum Calls for Justice for Dr. Xiaoxing Xi Ahead of Third Circuit Oral Arguments

This morning, oral arguments will be heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit for Dr. Xiaoxing Xi, a physics professor at Temple University and an internationally recognized expert in superconducting technology, after a federal court in Pennsylvania in April 2021 dismissed claims brought by Dr. Xi and his family against the U.S. government and the FBI agent involved in wrongly investigating and prosecuting him.

Recommendations for OSTP’s Guidance for Implementing NSPM-33 on National Security Strategy for US Government-Supported Research and Development

In January 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) published the implementation guide for NSPM-33.

In April 2022, five Asian American scholar organizations presented the following recommendations to the OSTP Subcommittee on Research Security, National Science and Technology Council.

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. 

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 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”

AASF Statement for Congressional Roundtable—Researching While Chinese American: Ethnic Profiling, Chinese American Scientists and A New American Brain Drain

AASF submitted the following statement for the Congressional Roundtable on June 30, 2021: “Researching while Chinese American: Ethnic Profiling, Chinese American Scientists and a New American Brain Drain”. June 29, 2021 Asian American Scholar Forum (AASF) is a non-profit, non-political organization representing a community of Asian American scholars who are united in our commitments toContinue reading “AASF Statement for Congressional Roundtable—Researching While Chinese American: Ethnic Profiling, Chinese American Scientists and A New American Brain Drain”