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DHRC Panel Discussion | Responding to China's Actions in Xinjiang: Are Economic Sanctions a Route to Improving Human Rights?

Moderated by: Steven Ratner, Director, U-M Donia Center for Human Rights and Ann Chih Lin, Director, U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies
Thursday, September 15, 2022
4:00-5:30 PM
Michigan Room Michigan League Map
This panel will discuss China's policies toward Uighurs in Xinjiang and the use of economic sanctions in response to these abuses. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of sanctions as used by the United States government, private companies, and universities -- including the University of Michigan. Do these sanctions bring about meaningful change? How can they be improved and enforced? Or are they are an excuse for economic protectionism? What if they serve to shift imports to other countries with equally poor human rights records?. A distinguished panel of scholars and practitioners will debate these issues.


Louisa Greve, Director of Global Advocacy, Uyghur Human Rights Project

Luis CDeBaca, Ambassador at Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons under Pres. Obama; Professor from Practice, U-M Law School

Shannon Tiezzi , Editor in Chief of The Diplomat

Ravi Anupindi, Chair of the University of Michigan's President's Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights; Professor of Business, U-M Ross School

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us at Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Michigan League
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: china, human rights
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Donia Human Rights Center, International Institute, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies