RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN XINJIANG

Date: 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room, 1730 Cambridge Street
On October 9, 2018, the Alwaleed Program co-spnsored a timely event on China's current detention of members of its Uighur Muslim minority in "re-education camps" in the northwest province of Xinjiang with the alleged aim of de-radicalization. Adrian Zenz, lecturer in social research methods at the European School of Culture and Theology in Germany, presented his research on the situation that included satellite images of the camps, estimates of how many people are being held and under what kind of conditions and the psychological and social impact of detention on both individuals and families. The presenatation attracted a wide audience and was followed by an engaging discussion on the future of Uighurs in China. 
 
This event was co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies, the East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School and the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program. 
 

Xinjiang