Headquartered in New York, the Falun Dafa Information Center’s operations are carried out by a team of dedicated and informed volunteers. A range of professional backgrounds and expertise make the organization’s work possible. The Center brings together persons whose backgrounds range from human rights research to government advocacy, from media management to language translation, Chinese history and culture as well as information technology.
The Center’s staff is as follows:
Over the past 20 years, Levi has served as the Center’s executive director. He has been interviewed and quoted by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, CNN, the Associated Press, TIME Magazine, BBC, AFP, and other media outlets. He has also spoken about Falun Gong and human rights in China at briefings on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, and at the United Nations human rights sessions in Geneva, Switzerland. Levi studied East Asian Studies and Economics at Wesleyan University and is an avid supporter of traditional Chinese culture. He lives in New York with his wife and two sons.
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Director of Government and Advocacy
Erping Zhang has served as a panelist at European Parliament, U.S. Congress, Italian Parliament, Swedish Parliament, Norwegian Parliament, Japanese Parliament, and at South Korean National Assembly. He has also spoken at the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Toronto, and at Stockholm University where he was a Guest Scholar. Mr. Zhang’s publications in the U.S., Sweden, Italy, Belgium, and Australia have covered topics such as Sino-EU relations, cyber security and Internet freedom and human rights in China. Mr. Zhang is a graduate of Beijing International Studies University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard where he was an Edward Mason Fellow.
Larry Liu, Ph.D.
Deputy Director of Government and Advocacy
Director of Digital Outreach
Director of Community Affairs
Cynthia Sun is a researcher at the Falun Dafa Information Center. Her research focuses on persecution documentation, transnational persecution, and policy recommendations. Before joining Falun Dafa Information Center, Cynthia worked as a Research Affiliate for database synthesization at the Innovations for Peace and Development. She also has experience as a Research Intern at the Edward A. Clark Center for Australian & New Zealand Studies. Cynthia holds a B.A. in International Relations and a Business Minor from the University of Texas.
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Contributing Writer and Translator