Yale Law School Events

January 28, 2019

January 28 Monday

China’s Mass Internment & Persecution of Muslims: How to Respond to a Human Rights Crisis?

  • 12:10PM to 1:30PM
  • Baker Hall Room 116

Researchers estimate the Chinese government has detained hundreds of thousands or more ethnic minority Muslims in mass camps in the western region of Xinjiang. In streets and homes, ubiquitous state surveillance watches for an ever-growing list of prohibited behavior, from growing a beard to refusing to eat pork to owning a compass. The Chinese government claims this campaign is necessary to curb "radicalization" in Xinjiang, but it appears more to be a systematic effort to undermine and repress the culture and religion of Xinjiang's ethnic minority Muslims.

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January 28 Monday

James A. Thomas Lecture with Professor Matthew Desmond

  • 4:30PM to 6:00PM
  • Yale Law School, Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Matthew Desmond is the is the Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology at Princeton University. After receiving his Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, he joined the Harvard Society of Fellows as a Junior Fellow. He is the author of four books, including Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2016), which won the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Carnegie Medal, and PEN / John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction.

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