Criminalizing a culture and a race — the Uyghurs’ struggle to survive China’s concentration camps and prison state

Since 2016, China has placed millions of Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples in the largest system of concentration camps since WWII where torture, slavery, and political indoctrination are the norm. Despite international criticism, the Chinese government has shown little to no sign of slowing down its racist erasure of Uyghur and Turkic identity. China’s repression has already reached North America, including here at Yale. A member of the Yale Community, Rayhan Asat, a World Fellow at the Jackson Institute of Global Affairs, has lost her brother Ekpar Asat, a prominent Uyghur tech-entrepreneur — to one of these prison camps. The Chinese government is currently subjecting Ekpar to the torture of…

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Fireside Chat with Abdi Ismail

Join 2021 World Fellow Abdi Ismail for a fireside chat about his career working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Most recently stationed in Yemen, Abdi was in charge of managing the security of ICRC staff, assets, and operations in a very volatile security environment. Open to Yale students.

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From Rainbow Madonnas to Rainbow Families: LGBTQ Protest Movements in Poland and Hungary

The discriminative politics and hateful rhetoric of the Hungarian and Polish authoritarian governments have put the local LGBTQ communities under increased attacks in recent years. Polish municipalities have declared themselves “LGBT-free zones” and prosecuted the protesting activists. Meanwhile, the Hungarian parliament revised the constitution to legally establish that in a family “the mother is a woman, the father a man,” and also passed a law that bans the “promotion” of sexual orientation in schools and in other public institutions. This panel, with the participation of artists, activists, and scholars, will discuss the different ways in which these illiberal states limit the rights and affect the everyday lives of the LGTBQ…

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Last in Line? The Struggle for LGBTQ Rights in Peru, within the South American Context

Join Alberto de Belaunde, 2021 World Fellow, for a discussion on LGBTQ rights in Peru and South America. Open to Yale students.

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Moonlight Conversation on Loss, Grief, and Healing

Come and enjoy storytelling, music, and dancing with 2021 World Fellows Udo Jude Ilo and Korto Reeves. Open only to Yale students, registration at bit.ly/yasa-moonlight.

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KSA: The Past, Present, and Future

The 23rd of September 2021 marks the 91st National Day for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). On this occasion, the Council on Middle East studies would like to invite you to join Nora Al-Jindi, 2021 Yale World Fellow as she sheds light on the Story of KSA along with the recent significant initiatives that are reshaping the Kingdom. Special emphasis will be given to the role of KSA’s Vision 2030 in transforming the country, and the Saudi Human Capital to become exemplary global citizens. Open only to Yale students.

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The Mosque and the State in a Multi-Party Democracy

Hosted by the Sanneh Institute and in partnership with the MacMillan Center at Yale, we invite you to join a virtual discussion about religion and state in Africa. The speakers include Idayat Hassan, 2015 World Fellow and Director of the Centre for Democracy and Development in Nigeria.

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