What is China doing in its western, and predominantly Muslim, province of Xinjiang? To learn more please join us for:
“China, the War on Terror, and the Mass Internment of Turkic Minorities”
A talk by Sean Roberts, Associate Professor of International Affairs
George Washington University
Thursday, April 4
There is evidence that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has detained as many as 800,000 to 2 million of its Uyghur, Kazakh, and Kyrgyz citizens in mass internment camps. China claims that it is addressing legitimate security concerns and hopes to better integrate the region’s population into China’s society and economy. Coupled with the establishment of a surveillance state throughout the Uyghur region of China, however, these camps may be part of a concerted state-led effort to transform the identity and culture of Uyghurs and other Turkic minorities.
Please join us to discuss the growing crisis in western China and the neighboring states.
Sponsored by the International and Global Studies Program