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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Notturno – Virtual Movie Screening, Talk, and Q&A

Movie screening available on demand from Saturday October 2nd until Tuesday October 5th, 2021 (inclusive) to be followed by Panel and Q&A session on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021. Filmed over three years on the borders between Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria and Lebanon, Notturno captures the everyday life that lies behind the continuing tragedy of civil wars, ferocious dictatorships, foreign invasions and the murderous apocalypse of ISIS. Oscar® nominated and multiple award winner Gianfranco Rosi (SACRO GRA, FIRE AT SEA) constructs a sublime cinematic journey through the region finding peace and light within the chaos and despair in the aftermath of war. A mosaic of intimate moments and luminous images, Notturno is…

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Human Rights Workshop: Rayhan Asat, "Nowhere to Turn: The Tortured Path to Justice for the Uyghur People"

Rayhan Asat is a human rights lawyer who focuses on international human rights, atrocity prevention, the rule of law, civil liberties, corporate accountability, and international law. She has testified before parliaments around the world as well as before the US Congress on these subject matters. Rayhan advised the World Bank and OECD to design Human-Centered Business Integrity Principles. Currently she’s leading China portfolio of the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Litigation Project. As an attorney and policy advisor, Rayhan’s writing has also been published in many legal journals, and her opinions have appeared in Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal, NBC News, The Hill Magazine, and other prominent publications. Rayhan also commented…

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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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