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Virtual Fireside Chat with USCIRF Commissioner Nury Turkel

  • 18 May 2021
  • 6:00 PM
  • 271


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Fireside Chat with Nury Turkel, Commissioner to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) (5/18 6pm ET)

APABA-DC invites you to a virtual fireside chat with Nury Turkel, a Commissioner to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and widely respected human rights advocate and lawyer. Named as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in September 2020, Commissioner Turkel was appointed to the USCIRF in May 2020 by the U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). He is the first U.S.-educated Uyghur lawyer and the first Uyghur American to be appointed to a political position in the United States.  In addition to his law practice in regulatory compliance, federal investigations and enforcement, immigration, and other areas, Commissioner Turkel has served as a tireless human rights advocate for over two decades, in particular in his role as the Chairman of the Board for the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) and in his continued representation of Uyghur refugees in their effort to obtain asylum in the United States. Many of his recommendations have also been incorporated into U.S. laws and pending bills relating to Uyghurs and China in Congress, including the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 (Public Law 116-145).

Join APABA-DC for a virtual fireside chat with Commissioner Turkel on Tuesday, May 18th  from 6:00pm-7:00pm ET to discuss his path to the USCIRF Commissioner role and his career as both an attorney and human rights advocate. APABA-DC Government Attorneys Forum Co-Chair, Scott Lee, will moderate the event.  

Please register for the event, and use the Zoom details below to join the event.  Please contact Anjum Unwala and Melissa Nonaka at with any questions or requests for accommodations. 

APABA-DC is an affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.


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