China’s Crackdown: Assessing the Impact on Uyghurs and the Broader Region

February 8, 2019 - 9:30 am

1030 15th St. NW
Washington, DC

Welcome Remarks


Ambassador John Herbst

Director, Eurasia Center

Atlantic Council


Panel Discussion:


Ms. Jessica Batke

Senior Editor, ChinaFile

Center on US-China Relations


Ms. Louisa Greve

Director, External Affairs

Uyghur Human Rights Project


Ambassador John Herbst

Director, Eurasia Center

Atlantic Council


Mr. Nury Turkel

Chairman of the Board

Uyghur Human Rights Project


Moderated by:

Ms. Shannon Tiezzi

Editor-in-Chief

The Diplomat



China’s northwestern region, Xinjiang, has become witness to increasing surveillance, population control, and the largest mass incarceration of an ethnic minority in the world today. The indigenous Uyghur population, along with other primarily Muslim ethnic minorities, have been subjected to mass detention and restrictions on religious practice and culture. While Beijing continues to cite security concerns to justify their actions, the human rights situation remains on a downward trajectory.


At this event the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center will host a panel discussion, which will explore the crackdown in Xinjiang, and examine the impact on the Uyghur community and the broader region, particularly the neighboring Central Asian nations. 


We hope you can join us for this informative discussion.


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