Webinars

The American leadership in scientific research and technology innovations in the world has been built upon open intellectual exchange, global collaborations, and knowledge sharing. As a member of the advisory group for the JASON Report, Professor Peter Fisher will give a presentation addressing the value and risks of openness in basic research for the sustained world leadership of the U.S. in science and engineering.
In this webinar, Dr. Xi will present his personal experience and discuss other actual criminal cases to illustrate the risks faced by academics with ties in China. Links to resources concerning case information, legal rights, attorney referral, fundraising, and activism will be provided.
In view of the recent investigations of the Chinese American academic and scientific communities, a white collar defense attorney and former federal prosecutor will provide community members in this presentation with guidance on their legal rights and strategies to employ when interacting with law enforcement officials and university counsel conducting investigations.
The hard-handed use of criminal law to prosecute the misconducts of scientists has created frustrations in the US higher education institutions, fears among scientists, worries about the future leadership of America in science and technology innovation, and loss of competitiveness in attracting talents from abroad. In this panel, we will discuss and debate the following questions: