Lt. Governor Chin served as a guest speaker for the Sociology Colloquium Series at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Sociology. Speaking to students and faculty, Lt. Governor Chin discussed preparing for the upcoming oral arguments scheduled for April 25, 2018 in the U.S. Supreme Court on the Trump Administration’s latest version of a ban on travelers from six majority-Muslim counties, including Iran, Lybia, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad. The latest version of the travel ban has been blocked by lower court orders. He also discussed the rule of law, its role in the U.S. system of democracy, and the emergence of authoritarianism in the current Administration.
A brief question and answer session followed, as well as a reception where Professor Nandita Sharma and others continued to ask compelling questions. This event was cosponsored by UH’s Public Policy Center and The Scholars Strategy Network. The School of Sociology has been inviting speakers, for years, from other disciplines within UH, other universities, or other segments of life to give special talks on campus on timely sociological issues. The talks are open to all members of the UH community.