Symposium on the Uyghur Genocide

Event time: 
Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE) See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

The symposium aims to shed light on the genocidal dimensions of the on-going persecution of the Uyghurs and to provide a platform for scholars, activists, and community members to engage in discussions on the human rights violations being committed against the Uyghur people and explore strategies for addressing this urgent crisis.

Accompanying the symposium, the Uyghur Academy, in conjunction with interested student groups at Yale, will showcase various elements of Uyghur culture.

Thursday, October 12, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Uyghur Culture Exhibition
Venue: Luce Hall Common Room, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT
Welcome Remarks
Uyghur Cultural Display
Missing Uyghur scholars and religious leaders’ photographs
Uyghur traditions, homeland geography, literature, musical instruments, and attire
Uyghur delicacies

Friday, October 13, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM: Symposium on Uyghur Genocide
Venue: Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT
Welcome Remarks: 9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Keynote Address: 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM: Mr. Dolqun Isa, President, World Uyghur Congress (Virtual)
Panel #1:
9:45 AM - 11:30 AM: “Uyghur Genocide: Political Threats to Culture and Family”
Panel #2:
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM: “Assessing Global Reactions to the Uyghur Crisis”

Roundtable Discussion:
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: “What happens next?”

Sponsored by the Genocide Studies Program in collaboration with the Uyghur Academy and the Schell Center for International Human Rights.