Harvard: Preserving and honoring Uyghur culture

May 17, 2024

By Carol Kerbaugh

Activist and human rights advocate Sayid Abdull MC/MPA 2024 is focused on preserving Uyghur culture through policymaking and storytelling.

Sayid Abdull MC/MPA 2024 has stories to tell—his own and countless others. 

A Uyghur activist and human rights advocate, Abdull will graduate from the Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Program from Harvard Kennedy School this month. He’s a Gleitsman Leadership Fellow as well as a Cheng Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership where he has been developing My Uyghur Origin, a project that shares testimonies of Uyghur refugees to raise awareness of the Uyghur genocide

Before HKS, Abdull was a product marketing manager at Google and a youth consultant for the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit and UN Secretary General’s Agenda for Humanity.  

Ahead of graduation, Abdull reflected on his story, where he came from, and where he’s going.

Please read the full story from Harvard.edu


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