Public lecture video by Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS). This lecture was held on March 13, 2017. The speakers were Lawrence Repeta, Professor of Law at Meiji University; Sebastian Maslow, Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Law, Tohoku University, Japan; Junko Hayashi, Attorney at Partners Law Firm, Tokyo; and Masaki Kakizaki, Assistant Professor at Temple University, Japan Campus.
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.