Since 2017 the Center for Korean Studies at the University Paris Diderot has led a project in partnership with the Seoul National University and the Ritsumeikan University to discuss national, regional and global dynamics of hate speech.

After the successful first edition, the second international workshop will explore hate speech phenomenon and will welcome paper proposals examining, but not restricted to, the following questions:

● What are the current contours of hate speech in different Asian and European societies?

● How do states and civil societies respond to challenges presented by hate speech?

● What are possible alternative strategies for managing the public sphere against hate speech?

● How is hate speech defined and delimited in law and public policy in Asian and European contexts?

● What are the differences and similarities in the phenomenon of hate speech between Europe and Asia?

● What are the legal and discursive characteristics of individual societies in dealing with hate speech?

● What are the most urgent issues regarding hate speech in Asia and Europe?

● How is mass media, especially the Internet, employed in expressing hatred against different minorities?

● Why do ethnicity, sexuality or religion act as flashpoints in hate speech?

● In what forms is the abuse of power detected in European and Asian societies?

The proposals must be submitted via email to with a title, an abstract of no more than 500 words and a list of references, together with personal details by August 31, 2018.

Tags: Hate speech
Deadline: 31/08/2018 9:59 pm