On Thursday, May 5, attorney Brian Sun will give a presentation about Chinese
American scientists facing FBI investigations and federal prosecutions for
economic espionage. Is the Justice Department engaged in the racial profiling of
Asian American citizens? How should the Asian American community respond?
The failed criminal prosecution of Chinese American Professor Xiaoxing Xi
at Temple University and the firing of National Weather Service employee Sherry Chen
raise serious questions about the civil liberties of all Americans. An article
in today’s New York Timesreports
that the Justice Department wlll assert greater oversight over national security
cases. But will a growing number of Chinese American scientists, government
employees, and tech professionals still be targeted for investigations?
Brian Sun, a partner at Jones Day, AALDEF 2001 Justice in Action Award
recipient, and member of Committee of 100, will speak about the historical
context of recent cases and the current political climate that has unfairly
placed Chinese American scientists under a cloud of suspicion. Mr. Sun was on
the legal team representing Los Alamos scientist Wen Ho Lee, who was falsely
accused of being a Chinese spy and received a federal judge’s apology based on
the government’s misconduct.
Date/Time: Thursday, May 5, 2016, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Place: Jones Day, 222 East 41 Street (between 2d and 3d Aves.), New York City
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.966.5932 by Wednesday, May 4.
For more information, contact:Margaret Fung, Executive Directormfung@aaldef.org,