Visiting Scholar Workshop: Shinji Higaki

Please join us next Wednesday, April 19th at 2:45 PM for a presentation and discussion by Visiting Scholar Shinji Higaki on “A Comparative Study of American Hate Speech Law and Japanese Hate Speech Law.” The event will take place at 139 MacDougal Street, Wilf Hall, 5th floor conference room. Light refreshments will be provided.

*Please note: another meeting is taking place in the room until 2:30, so please wait near the elevators until the room has been vacated by the previous group.

About Shinji Higaki:

Dr. Shinji Higaki is an Associate Professor of Fukuoka University, Japan. He specializes in constitutional law, especially freedom of speech. His research focuses on how to balance freedom of speech with regulation of hate speech. His publications include works on hate speech, hate crime, critical race theory and free speech issues in Roberts Court. He earned his Ph.D. in Law from Doshisha University in 2015. During his time at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute, he will research how the United States responds to hate speech in law and practice.