The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

"After George Floyd: Policing, Racism, and Criminal Justice Reform"

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"After George Floyd: Policing, Racism, and Criminal Justice Reform"

A panel discussion with policy experts Frank Baumgartner, Andra Gillespie, and Phillip Atiba Goff. Hosted by Jason Barabas; moderated by Herschel Nachlis.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Virtual Event
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

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Frank R. Baumgartner
Distinguished Professor of Political Science
UNC-Chapel Hill

Andra Gillespie
Professor of Political Science
Director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference
Emory University

Phillip Atiba Goff
Professor of African American Studies and Psychology
Yale University

Herschel Nachlis
Research Assistant Professor of Government
Dartmouth College

Jason Barabas ’93
Director, Rockefeller Center
Dartmouth College

Lecture Info:
The death of George Floyd while in police custody and other dramatic instances of law enforcement brutality are fueling protest movements focused upon criminal justice and race in America. Three academic experts put these events in context through a discussion of the data and research on law enforcement practices and policies.

Frank R. Baumgartner is one of the leading scholars of public policy, framing, agenda-setting, policy change, and lobbying in the US and has published extensively on these topics in both US and comparative perspectives. In recent years, he has focused on statistical studies of criminal justice issues, including the death penalty, racial disparities in traffic stop outcomes, and other issues, as well. His most recent book is Suspect Citizens (Cambridge, 2018), focusing on racial differences in the outcomes of routine traffic stops; this book was recognized with the Best Book Award from the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association in 2019. He is currently working on a number of projects relating to race, criminal justice outcomes and the death penalty, as well as on research on a book with Jim Stimson on public opinion and public policy change.

Andra Gillespie is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Government & Foreign Affairs and African American Studies from the University of Virginia, and her Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University. Before joining the faculty at Emory, she worked as an analyst for Democratic pollster Mark Mellman. Gillespie teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in American and African American politics, African American political leadership, political participation, qualitative methods, and race and elections.

Phillip Atiba Goff is the Co-founder and CEO of the Center for Policing Equity, and a Professor of African American Studies and Psychology at Yale University. He received his AB from Harvard and PhD in Psychology from Stanford. He quickly became a national leader in the science of racial bias by pioneering scientific experiments that exposed how our minds learn to associate Blackness and crime implicitly—often with deadly consequences. This research led Dr. Goff to co-found the Center for Policing Equity (CPE), a university research center now supported by the 501(c)(3) Policing Equity organization. Created at UCLA, where Dr. Goff took tenure, the Center grew to be the world’s largest research and action think tank on race and policing. CPE also hosts the world’s largest collection of police behavioral data in the National Science Foundation-funded National Justice Database. This database now serves as a tool to reduce burdensome and inequitable policing through scientific analyses. He regularly appears on cable news, provides congressional testimony, and was a panelist for President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

For more information, contact:
Joanne Blais
(603) 646-1464

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