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February 14, 2017

[SSJ: 9706] 13 MAR 2017 [Temple ICAS/Law School Event] ​ Muslim Surveillance in the Name of National Security

From: ICAS
Date: 2017/02/14

Dear SSJ Forum community,

The Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) and the Beasley
School
of Law at Temple University, Japan Campus cordially invite you to our
evening lecture on March 13, 2017. This is a part of "New World Law &
Order: Profile, Protest, and Social Justice" series.
http://www.tuj.ac.jp/law/events/2017/0223.html
ICAS events are open to the public and admission is free, unless
otherwise
noted.

"New World Law & Order: Profile, Protest, and Social Justice"
SYMPOSIA 2:
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Muslim Surveillance in the Name of National Security


- Monday, March 13, 19:00-21:00
- Temple University Japan Campus, Azabu Hall Parliament lounge
http://www.tuj.ac.jp/law/maps/index.html
- Registration is required. Please register online:
http://www.tuj.ac.jp/law/events/2017/0223.html

As the world faces the persistent threat of terrorism, nation-states are
grappling with how to combat terrorism and ensure the security of
citizens
and sovereign borders. The 9/11 attacks brought on the "War on Terrorism,"
and with it a sharp rise in anti-Muslim sentiments. Governments are
making
sweeping changes to domestic and foreign policies, including instituting
surveillance programs targeting Muslims, closing borders to refugees,
extreme vetting of Muslim immigrants, and most recently, President
Trump's
executive order barring travelers of Muslim-majority countries from
entering the United States, which was overturned by a U.S. federal
appeals
court. The justification for these hard-line policies falls under the
guise
of national security. This panel debates the merits of government
policies
aimed at the surveillance of Muslims in the U.S. and Japan, and examines
the legality of such instrumentalities. In this lecture, the panel
weighs
the impact of Muslim profiling on guaranteed civil liberties against
fighting terrorism and protecting national security.

SPEAKERS:

Lawrence Repeta, Professor of Law, Meiji University

Lawrence Repeta is a professor of law at Meiji University, an Asia-
Pacific
Journal associate, a director of the Japan Civil Liberties Union, and a
member of the Washington State Bar Association. He is author of
"Limiting
Fundamental Rights Protection in Japan – the Role of the Supreme Court,"
in
Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan, edited by Jeff Kingston
(Routledge,
2014), "Reserved Seats on Japan's Supreme Court," (Washington University
Law Review, 2011) and other writings on Japan's constitution and legal
system.


Sebastian Maslow, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Law, Tohoku
University, Japan

Since 2014 Sebastian Maslow is Assistant Professor in political science
at
the Graduate School of Law, Tohoku University, Japan. Before his
appointment at Tohoku University he taught at the Centre for East Asian
Studies at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. His research focuses
on
the domestic dynamics of Japan's foreign and national security policies.
He
work appeared in Asian Survey, amongst other academic journals and he is
the co-editor of Risk State: Japan's Foreign Policy in Age of
Uncertainty,
published by Routledge in 2015. In addition, he is a frequent
commentator
on East Asian and Japanese security affairs in the English language
media.


Junko Hayashi, Attorney, Partners Law Firm, Tokyo

Junko Hayashi was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She received her
Juris
Doctor from Waseda University in 2011. She is a member of the Tokyo Bar
Association and a member of the Legal Team Against Illegal Investigation
Towards Muslims.


MODERATOR: Masaki Kakizaki, Assistant Professor, Temple University,
Japan
Campus (Profile)

Assistant Professor Kakizaki is a political scientist who teaches
courses
on Middle East politics, foreign governments, and international politics
at
Temple University, Japan Campus. He also offers a capstone seminar on
social movements and contentious politics at TUJ. Prior to joining TUJ
in
2013, he held teaching positions at the University of Utah and
Westminster
College in the United States. His key areas of research are political
participation and political culture in the Middle East with a
geographical
emphasis on Turkey. His current research project focuses on how popular
participation in protests and demonstrations has spread in Turkey and
what
factors explain the rise and fall of protest participation. He has
previously published articles on nuclear energy politics, anti-war
movements, and party politics of Turkey.

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Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies​
Temple University Japan Campus
www.tuj.ac.jp/icas
icas@tuj.temple.edu

Approved by ssjmod at February 14, 2017 04:32 PM