Press Release

On January 17, 2023, AASF submitted the following letter to Judge Julie Robinson to provide additional context as she makes her determination on Dr. Feng (Franklin) Tao's sentencing.
On October 31st, 2022, the Asian American Scholar Forum (AASF) submitted the following letter to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in response to the request for public comment on common disclosure forms for the biographical sketch and current and pending (other) support sections of a research application on behalf of NSTC’s Research Security Subcommittee.
The Department of Justice dismissed their appeal of three counts of wire fraud entered in favor of Dr. Feng “Franklin” Tao. Last month, AASF sent a letter directly to Assistant Attorney General Matt Olsen requesting this dismissal and shared concerns from the Asian American scientific and academic community. 
Attorneys for Chinese American hydrologist Sherry Chen reached a historic settlement Thursday with the U.S. government in two lawsuits that sought accountability for Ms. Chen’s wrongful prosecution and termination from her job in 2014. The settlement is one of the largest paid to an individual plaintiff in Department of Commerce history. Ms. Chen will receive $550,000 from the Commerce Department and an annuity from the government valued at $1.25 million over 10 years.
The Asian American Scholar Forum (AASF) is proud to announce it has welcomed Gisela Perez Kusakawa as its founding executive director to lead the organization in providing a voice for Asian American scientists, researchers, and scholars across the country. AASF endeavors to protect the rights of Asian Americans and immigrants and promote academic belonging, openness, freedom, and equality for all.