The Xinjiang emergency: exploring the context, evidence and implications

Crawford School of Public Policy | National Security College

Event details


Date & time

Tuesday 03 September 2019


Acton Lecture Theatre, #132 JG Crawford Building, ANU


Michael Clarke, Elise Anderson, Darren Byler, Sandrine Catris, Thomas Cliff, Timothy A. Grose, Anna Hayes, Samantha Hoffman, James Leibold, Sean Roberts, Joanne Smith-Finley


Madeleine Nugent

This all-day conference will provide a critical examination of the mass detention of Uyghurs (and other Turkic Muslims) in “reeducation” camps in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) by providing analysis of the available evidence, historical and political background, and domestic and foreign policy implications of the “reeducation” camps.


Dr Michael Clarke Associate Professor, National Security College Australian National University


Dr Elise Anderson Ph.D in Ethnomusicology and Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University-Bloomington

Dr Darren Byler Lecturer of Anthropology, University of Washington

Assistant Professor Sandrine Catris Assistant Professor of History, Augusta University

Dr Thomas Cliff ARC DECRA Research Fellow in the School of Culture, History, and Language, Australian National University

Dr Ablimit Baki Elterish Senior Tutor in Chinese Language, School of Arts, Language and Cultures, University of Manchester

Dr Timothy A. Grose Assistant Professor of China Studies, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Dr Anna Hayes Senior Lecturer, James Cook University & Honorary Research Fellow, East Asia Security Centre, Bond University, China Foreign Affairs University and the University of New Haven

Dr Samantha Hoffman Visiting Fellow Cyber Centre, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Associate Professor James Leibold Head of Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy, LaTrobe University

Dr Sean Roberts Director of International Development Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs

Dr Joanne Smith-Finley Lecturer in Chinese Studies, Newcastle University

In collaboration with the National Security College, Australian National University, this conference is sponsored by the Australian Centre on China in the World (ANU), and the US State Department (Public Affairs Grant Program)

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