Mariano Sana

Mariano Sana is an associate professor of sociology at Vanderbilt University. He also works with the university’s Latin American Public Opinion Project and recently published an article about favorable public opinion toward refugees being on the rise.

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Becca Heller

Becca Heller is co-founder and executive director of the International Refugee Assistance Project. Media contact is Henrike Dessaules.

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Ruth Ben-Ghiat

Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a history and Italian studies professor at New York University. She studies fascism and her upcoming book is “Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present.”

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Adrian Zenz

Adrian Zenz is a researcher and Ph.D. supervisor at the European School of Culture and Theology in Korntal, Germany, where he studies China’s repression of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang and Tibet. He is also a senior fellow in China studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C.

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Kevin Carrico

Kevin Carrico is a senior research fellow in Chinese studies at Monash University in Australia. He is the author of The Great Han: Race, Nationalism and Tradition in China Today and co-founded the Xinjiang Initiative, an effort to increase the academic community’s awareness of attacks on ethnic minority groups in the Xinjiang region of China.

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Jewher Ilham

Jewher Ilham is a human rights activist who began speaking out about China’s policies toward the Uighur community when her father, a Uighur scholar, was arrested in 2014. She graduated from Indiana University in 2019 and is now working on a documentary about the experiences of Uighur Muslims, called “Static and Noise.”

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