Jewher Ilham, 21, an Uyghur woman (the Uyghurs are a turkic ethnic group living in Eastern and Center Asia, today Uyghurs live primarily in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China) who was born and raised in China. Ilham lives in Bloomington, Indiana, United States. She is a student at Indiana University Bloomington studying politics. She loves singing, dancing, acting and cooking.
In 2013, Ilham was to join her father Ilham Tohti, a prominent scholar and professor, for one month at Indiana University, where he was going to be a visiting scholar for the 2014-15 school year. At the Beijing international airport, her father was arrested by the Chinese police.
"At least one person in my family should be free." her father decided to put Ilham on the plane to Chicago. Ilham arrived the United State along with a J2 visa, meaning she had to be accompanied by the J1 Visa holder, who was still in Beijing. She called the number her father gave her, Elliot Sperling, associate professor of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University Bloomington, a friend of Ilham Tohti, picked her up at the airport.
Ilham Tohti, a Uyghur economist, is known for his research on Uyghur-Han relations and criticism of the Chinese government's policies toward the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province.
Tohti remained under house arrest for two days after he was released from the airport. On Jan. 14, 2014, he was arrested by the authorities. On Sept. 23, 2014, he was sentenced to life in prison, on separation-related charges.
Since her father was put in jail, Ilham started to fight for her father's freedom by accepting interviews from American presses, attending conferences about human rights and freedom of speech.
A book about her titled "Jewher Ilham: A Uyghur Daughter's Fight to Free Her Father" was published in 2015. Some of the photographs of her here are in the book.
"I miss my father. I really really miss him"
Michael is the founder of an online fitness company called "Mike Ling Fitness" with a mission to impact 100 million lives in China by promoting fitness and healthy life styles.
He is actively seeking collaboration opportunities with entrepreneurial individuals, business partners, and investors to dominate the nascent yet fast growing health and fitness market in China.
Prior to starting up his own business, Michael was a Manager with Deloitte Consulting with over 11 years of combined experience in consulting, clinical medicine, and life sciences. A general surgeon and molecular biologist by training, Michael brings deep healthcare and life sciences insights. Michael has helped multiple global healthcare clients formulate and execute strategy to expand in emerging markets.
Michael gained first-hand understanding of the healthcare market in the US and China through multiple market research studies where he conducted interviews with clinicians, patients, distributors, and regulators to uncover unmet needs and identify market opportunities. Michael was one of Deloitte’s subject matter advisors in Health IT and venture investing.
In his last two years with Deloitte, Michael provided advisory services on venture capital investing in innovative Health IT companies. He led a team to identify and screen over 800 HIT companies globally and conducted due diligence for 7 transactions consummated with over $100 million of combined deal value.
Little 500 Individual Time Trials take place on March 31, beginning at 4 p.m. on the track at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Each individual rider showed how quick they are in a four-lap sprint without the help of a draft or the burden of an exchange to get in the way. This year's ITT's look to be one of the most competitive in recent years
The beauty of Indiana University Art Museum, Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Ernie Pyle Statue and Herman B. Wells library.