Duke University: Combatting Crimes Against Humanity in China: Fighting to Protect the Human Rights of Uyghurs

Sophie Richardson serves as the China Director at Human Rights Watch. She has overseen the organization’s research and advocacy on China since 2006, and has published extensively on human rights and political reform in the country and across Southeast Asia. She has testified to the Canadian Parliament, European Parliament, and the United States Senate and House of Representatives. Dr. Richardson is the author of China, Cambodia, and the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence (Columbia University Press, Dec. 2009), an in-depth examination of China’s foreign policy since 1954’s Geneva Conference, including rare interviews with Chinese policy makers. She speaks Mandarin, and received her doctorate from the University of Virginia and her BA from Oberlin College.

Co-sponsored by the Duke Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, the Department of Religious Studies, the Departments of Cultural Anthropology and Slavic and Eurasian Studies, and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies. Additional co-sponsors include the Duke Divinity School, the Duke Islamic Studies Center, and the Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic.

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