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The Beasley School of Law and the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies at Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) are pleased to announce a three-part lecture series this semester. The series will address timely and critically important social and legal issues related to government policies and practices aimed toward minority communities through profiling, surveillance programs, and immigration bans. The series also will look at public response to these issues in the form of protest movements.

Recent political protests worldwide highlight the seemingly endless struggle between government interests in preventing crime, maintaining public order, and protecting national security balanced against negatively impacting individual civil liberties and minority communities. This series of symposia will address the current state of race relations and policing within the broader context of the criminal justice system. The goal is to foster an open dialogue on how law enforcement serves and protects communities, the tension between minority communities and local police, and the public’s response to social injustices particularly against minorities through political protest movements. Promoting interdisciplinary and international perspectives, this series should provoke and encourage constructive discussion on these critical societal issues.

February 23, March 13 and April 5, 2017
19:00-21:00 for each Lecture. Doors open at 18:30.
Temple University, Japan Campus, Student Parliament Lounge
120 (first come, first serve basis)
Free and open to the public.
For details, and to register visit the event website.

Note: The lecture series will be held in English and is open to the public.

Lecture Topics

Beasley School of Law at Temple University, Japan Campus

Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the main campus law school, founded in 1895 and accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), educates about 1,000 Juris Doctor (J.D.) students and 150 Masters of Law (LL.M.) students annually. At its Tokyo campus, Temple University Beasley School of Law operates a year-round program in which students can earn LL.M. degrees and certificates without ever leaving Japan. All courses are taught in English, usually on weekday evenings and occasionally on weekends.