Fireside Chat with Nury Turkel:
The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act and Justice for Uyghur People
Nury A. Turkel is an attorney, author, foreign policy expert, and rights advocate with nearly two decades of experience working in the intersection of law, business, government, and the human rights community. He specializes in corporate governance and regulatory compliance, national security, foreign policy, digital authoritarianism, forced labor, and supply chain risk issues.
Mr. Turkel is currently serving as Chair of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom after being appointed as a Commissioner by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in May 2020. He has testified before the US Congress, speaking about Uyghur internment camps and advocating a legislative response to the Chinese government’s atrocities. His policy recommendations have been incorporated into US laws and pending bills relating to Uyghurs and China. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
As a rights advocate, Mr. Turkel has led efforts to raise the profile of the Uyghur cause, previously as the president of the Uyghur American Association and now Chair of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, which he co-founded in 2003. He also advised past and present leadership of the World Uyghur Congress.
In 2020, Mr. Turkel was TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, and in 2021, he was listed as one of Fortune’s 50 Greatest Leaders.
Mr. Turkel’s memoir “No Escape: The true story of China’s genocide of Uyghurs” was published in May 2022 in the US and UK. The Finnish edition was published in August 2022.
Mr. Turkel has a JD and a MA from American University and resides in the Washington, DC, area.
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