Since February 2021, AASF has been organizing webinars that facilitate dialogue between expert speakers to heighten awareness and promote communication on issues that are dire to the academic community.

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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 complexities of law, open science, foreign policy, and the status of Chinese American faculty members as both researchers and recent immigrants to the United States. We are convening this webinar to discuss these complicated issues and we are extremely fortunate to have four prominent academics as…

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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 broad overview on the history, demography, and sociology of Asian Americans. Cultural factors will also be considered because they are important in understanding socioeconomic outcomes especially for Asian Americans. The investigation of Asian Americans not only yields significant insights about the nature of racial inequality, but…

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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.

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Webinar Organizers

Our educational webinars are co-organized and co-sponsored by the following associations: