The mass internment of members of the Muslim Uyghur ethnicity in China’s Xinjiang province continues to attract global attention and concern. Adding to the complexity is the opinion that world leaders such as President Trump are focusing on the atrocities for political gain instead of humanitarian interests. Building on established facts, panelists will introduce and examine historical and cultural perspectives related to the Xinjiang region, the Uyghur people, and Beijing’s actions.
Moderator: Mahan Mirza, Executive Director, Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion & Liu Institute Faculty Fellow
Perin Gürel, Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Notre Dame
Rachel Harris, Profoessor of Ethnomusicology, SOAS, University of London
James Millward, Professor of Inter-Societal History, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Sponsored by the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion, and the Liu Institute's Southwest Asia and North Africa (SWANA) Working Group