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Human rights, China and the future of democracies

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, Benjamin Fung, Dilmurat Mahmut and Sherap Therchin


This event is free


Marie Lamensch


Human rights, China and the future of democracies

Join a panel of experts who will discuss the human rights situation in China and what it means for democracies around the world.

From the re-education camps in Xinjiang to the brutal repression in Hong Kong and through Tibet, experts are worried about human rights in China. In addition, the expansion of 5G technology has more democratic countries worried about surveillance and digital authoritarianism.

This event will take place on Concordia’s Sir George Williams Campus. An email will be sent to all registered participants on the morning of the event to confirm its location.

Register today!


  • Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, senior fellow in the Institute of Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa; senior fellow in the China Institute at the University of Alberta; distinguished fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; and research associate at Duke Kunshan University in China
  • Sherap Therchin, executive director of the Canada Tibet Committee
  • Benjamin Fung, Canada Research Chair in Data Mining for Cybersecurity and associate professor in the School of Information Studies at McGill University
  • Dilmurat Mahmut (Maihemuti Dilimulati), a PhD candidate in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University
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