Announcements

On this page, we will post all the upcoming events and news regarding the club. Please make sure to check this page regularly. 

Genocide in China: A Uyghur Account

March 03, 2020

The Columbia University College Democrats and Republicans have collaborated to put on a panel discussion titled “Genocide in China: A Uyghur Account,” which will take place in Roone Arledge Cinema on Tuesday, March 10 from 6-8pm. 

 

Attendees must have a BC/CUID and must register through Eventbrite

 

Our collaboration is motivated by the dire context of a systematic 21st-century genocide and the near-unanimous support in Congress for the victims of human rights abuses in China.  By hosting two Uyghur activists, Zubayra Shamseden and Mustafa Aksu of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, we seek to amplify the voices of the victims of this crisis and to further stimulate campus activism on the subject. Professor Jack Snyder will be moderating.

 

We are joined by a number of other groups in the Columbia political community: the Columbia Political Review, the Roosevelt Institute, Columbia Amnesty International, the Columbia Political Union, Columbia AEI, Columbia Libertarians, the Alexander Hamilton Society, and Colloquia.

 

We all believe in improving the world around us and standing up for what's right. We know that China is operating modern concentration camps in what experts and journalists have grimly identified as cultural genocide. Concealed at first by an information embargo, facts about the Chinese crackdown on the Uyghur minority in Xinjiang were scant until the leak of 403 pages of internal Chinese documents in the New York Times last November. In those documents, party leadership advises “absolutely no mercy” and frames the crackdown as a protracted “war of offense” against Islamic fundamentalism. In practice, this has meant sweeping detentions, organized around a chilling directive from the Xinjiang party boss: “Round up everyone who should be rounded up.” Thus far, the Chinese Communist Party has detained at least one million members of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang’s mass “re-education” camps, where they are separated from family members and subjected to physical and psychological torture.  

 

With increased encroachment on the academic freedom to criticize the Chinese regime, we feel an obligation to offer up the Columbia political community’s platform so that people may speak out about one of the gravest human rights abuses of our time. 


We hope that you will join us.

On the BDS Referendum

November 25, 2019

We are disappointed and shocked by last night’s decision of the CCSC to continue forward with the BDS referendum. We will not delude ourselves in pretending this referendum is anything more than a thinly veiled attack on the Jewish students at Columbia and all those who wish to see them have a safe haven and a country of their own, like all other peoples. Why do we not vote to divest from Iran, a country that murders queer people by hanging them from cranes? Why do we not vote to divest from China where the government has created Muslim genocide camps? We vote only to divest from Israel because of the vile antisemitism that still plagues our campus. It is despicable and we trust the Columbia College students will make the right choice come next semester and vote down this referendum.

(PHOTO BY BEATRICE SHLANSKY / THE SPECTATOR STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

CUCR officially announces that Dennis Prager and Adam Carolla are coming to Columbia

July 27, 2017

With Adam Carolla testifying before a House committee hearing, we are glad to announce that we are hosting Dennis Prager and Adam Carolla at Columbia University in the fall. They will filming their new movie No Safe Spaces, which will debut in 2018. This event will be co-sponsored by the New York Federation of College Republicans. As a result, we will have tickets for College Republicans from NYC chapters, but we will release this information later. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We are happy to answer your questions regarding the event.

CUCR is accepting Deputy Applications

July 17, 2017

At this moment, we are now accepting deputy applications for this next calendar school year. We have done a total redesign of the program and its expectations. If you are interested in getting more involved with the club, refer to our front page for instructions on how to apply!

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