Rana Siu Inboden

Dr. Rana Siu Inboden is a Senior Fellow with the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas-Austin. She serves as a consultant on human rights, democracy and rule of law projects in Asia for a number of non-governmental organizations and conducts research related to international human rights, Chinese foreign policy, the Uyghur crisis, the effectiveness of international human rights and democracy projects and authoritarian collaboration in the United Nations. Her first book, China and the International Human Rights Regime (Cambridge, 2021) examines China’s role in the international human rights regime between 1982 and 2017. Dr. Inboden has also done pro bono advocacy for the persecuted church in China.

Dr. Inboden holds a DPhil from the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University. She obtained an M.A. at Stanford University in East Asian Studies and a B.S. at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She was awarded a U.S. State Department Superior Honor Award for her work in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.

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The China Nexus: Thirty Years In and Around the Chinese Communist Party’s Tyranny

Benedict Rogers’ “The China Nexus: Thirty Years In and Around the CCP’s Tyranny” traces the mounting repression of the Chinese state

Behind the Scenes of Global Human Rights: A Review of Tistounet’s The UN Human Rights Council: A Practical Anatomy
Behind the Scenes of Global Human Rights: A Review of Tistounet’s The UN Human Rights Council

Eric Tistounet’s book The UN Human Rights Council: A Practical Anatomy adds to our understanding of United Nations bodies and how human rights are addressed within this multilateral institution.

Vibrant Religion Remains in China: Review of Johnson’s The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao
Vibrant Religion Remains in China: Review of Johnson’s The Souls of China

Ian Johnson’s The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao provides a picture of the vibrant and varied religious faith in China, demonstrating that even after Mao Zedong’s campaign against religion and the devastation of the Cultural Revolution, religion has not only reemerged in some parts of China but is thriving.

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