MEDIA ALERT: Virtual Event– Racial Disparities in Economic Espionage Act Prosecutions: A Window into the New Red Scare

WHO: Committee of 100, a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in 

business, government, academia, healthcare, and the arts focused on public policy, civic engagement, and

philanthropy.  

 

WHAT: Join Committee of 100 for a special event during which leading experts from the legal, higher 

education, civil liberties, and public policy arenas will discuss findings from new research that sheds light on 

significant racial disparities in the implementation of the Economic Espionage Act (EEA) of 1996 as well as 

under the China initiative. Data from the research is drawn from nearly 300 defendants across nearly 200 

separate cases.  The event will be hosted and moderated by Committee of 100 and will consist of the first 

public unveiling of research led jointly by Committee of 100 and Andrew Chongseh Kim. 

 

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS & PANELISTS (in alphabetical order)  

– Judy Chu (U.S. Congresswoman for the 27th District of California) 

– Ashley Gorski (Senior Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union)  

Zhengyu Huang (President, Committee of 100) 

Andrew Chongseh Kim (Attorney, Greenberg Traurig and Visiting Scholar, South Texas College of Law)

Carol Lam (Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California)  

Margaret K. Lewis (Professor of Law at Seton Hall University) 

Gary Locke (Chairman of Committee of 100, President of Bellevue College) 

William Tong (Attorney General for the State of Connecticut 

Frank H. Wu (President of Queens College, Committee of 100 Member) 

 

COMMENTARIES (in alphabetical order) After the event, there will be posted commentaries from: 

– Ashley Gorski (Senior Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union)  

Dr. Randy Katz (United Microelectronics Corporation Distinguished Professor in Electrical Engineering and 

Computer Science, and Vice Chancellor for Research, UC Berkeley) 

Carol Lam (Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California) 

Margaret K. Lewis (Professor of Law at Seton Hall University)  

– Patrick Toomey (Senior Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union)  

Dr. Jeremy Wu (Co-organizer of APA Justice and Committee of 100 Member) 

 

WHEN: Sep 21, 2021 at 11:00 AM in Eastern Time 

 

HOW: RSVP for the webinar here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3P97cbCZTYa1w60cT-lnJQ

 

NOTES: 

Media interviews available upon request in both English and Mandarin post-event. The white paper research 

will be made available after the conclusion of the event. The event will be recorded.  Follow Committee of 100 

on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.  

 

ABOUT: Committee of 100 is a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in 

business, government, academia, healthcare, and the arts focused on public policy engagement, civic 

engagement, and philanthropy. For over 30 years, Committee of 100 has served as a preeminent organization 

committed to the dual missions of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of 

American life and constructive relations between the United States and Greater China. Visit 

https://www.committee100.org.  

 

CONTACT: 

Charles Zinkowski

Director of Communications & Programming 

Committee of 100 

czinkowski@committee100.org

 

Emma Wu 

Media and Social Media Manager 

Committee of 100 

ewu@committee100.org 

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