Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture: China's Uighurs

Gay J. McDougall
Vice Chair, Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, United Nations; Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, Fordham University School of Law

James A. Millward
Professor of Inter-societal History, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Nury Turkel
Chairman, Board of Directors, Uyghur Human Rights Project

Calvin Sims
President and Chief Executive Officer, International House

Panelists discuss China’s treatment of Uighurs in the Xinjiang region, reports of detention and torture, and the response of other countries, including the United States.

The Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture was established by CFR and the family of Arthur C. Helton, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations who died in the August 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad. The Lecture addresses pressing issues in the broad field of human rights and humanitarian concerns.

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