Jengishbek Karagulov, asylee and community activist: "Migration and Asylum: The Kyrgyz Muslim Community in Philadelphia"


Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

The event will be in person for the students in the course and open to the Penn community by Zoom.

CLALS conference room 473, McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk
RSVP Zoom here.


Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies External Speaker (CLALSES) Series presents Jengishbek Karagulov, an asylee and community activist who will be serving as a guest in the course: Global Human Rights and US Immigration. Hosted by Fernando Chang-Muy, Thomas O’Boyle Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. 

Jengishbek Karagulov is a Kyrgyz asylee and activist within the Kyrgyz Muslim community in Philadelphia. He graduated in International Relations from the Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University in 2007. Using his own experience as an immigrant and asylee, Jengishbek has helped, advised, and accompanied new immigrants through the process of asylum during the last 7 years. Back in Kyrgyzstan, he worked for the Kyrgyz Drug Enforcement Agency. Jengishbek speaks Russian, Kyrgyz, Turkish, English, and Spanish. 

Event Co-sponsored by ASAM.