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Sean R. Roberts Faculty Member

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Sean R. Roberts is Director of the International Development Studies masters program at The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. He has extensive experience working for USAID on democracy and governance development projects in the former Soviet Union, especially in Central Asia, and he still frequently contributes to USAID analytical work on the region. Additionally, he is an anthropologist who has conducted substantial fieldwork in the Uyghur communities of Central Asia and China, and he frequently comments on the current situation of the Uyghurs in the People's Republic of China for media outlets, including CNN, BBC, Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. His book, 'The War on the Uyghurs: China's Internal Campaign Against a Muslim Minority' was published by Princeton University Press in September 2020 and has received praise from those in the academic, policy, and advocacy communities.

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