IN THE CAMPS: A Conversation with Darren Byler at the Atlantic Council

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
12:00pm — 1:00pm ET
Atlantic Council / virtual event

The world is waking up to the shocking realization that the People’s Republic of China maintains a vast network of camps devoted to the involuntary reeducation of more than a million people. Most of them are Muslims who belong to ethnic minority groups living along China’s northwest border.

In In the Camps, Darren Byler, one of the world's leading experts on Uyghur society and Chinese surveillance, draws on a decade of research on the region, examining thousands of government documents and conducting many hours of interviews with both detainees and camp workers to produce the most complete and detailed account so far of this brutal system.

Darren Byler was in conversation with Rayhan Asat, nonresident senior fellow at Atlantic Council.

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Darren Byler is Assistant Professor of International Studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the author of the forthcoming book Terror Capitalism: Uyghur Dispossession and Masculinity in a Chinese City. He writes a regular column for SupChina and his work has appeared in The GuardianForeign PolicyNoema MagazineProspect MagazineGuernicaChinaFile, as well as many academic journals. He received his PhD in anthropology at the University of Washington.  @dtbyler

Rayhan Asat is a nonresident senior fellow with the Strategic Litigation project at the Atlantic Council. As an international human rights lawyer, she focuses on international human rights, atrocity prevention, the rule of law, civil liberties, corporate accountability, and international law. She is also a senior fellow at the Raoul Wallenberg Center for Human Rights, and the president of the American Turkic International Lawyers Association. As part of her mission to mentor and educate aspiring lawyers and activists, Rayhan coached American University law moot court team for three consecutive years.  @RayhanAsat

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The world is waking up to the shocking realization that the People’s Republic of China maintains a vast network of camps devoted to the involuntary reeducation of more than a million people. Most of them are Muslims who belong to ethnic minority groups living along China’s northwest border. In In the Camps, Darren Byler, one… more

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