Discussion: The Challenges of 21st Century Policing

Dec 5, 2018
1 - 3pm
Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center
Homewood Campus
Registration is required
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Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Description

The Challenges of 21st Century Policing discussion series will provide opportunities for the Johns Hopkins community and neighbors to weigh in as the university considers options to augment its security operations. This is the final event in a three-part discussion series designed to facilitate valuable community conversations and to learn from national experts about multiple policing issues that are relevant to university safety and security.

This session focuses on the root causes of crime and solution-oriented strategies from a public health perspective. Panelists include:

  • Jens Ludwig, an economist at University of Chicago whose work focuses on how urban poverty and social conditions affect a range of outcomes.
  • JT Timpson, who directed one of the sites of Baltimore's Safe Streets violence interrupters program and is director of youth work and crisis intervention for Baltimore Roca, an anti-violence nonprofit.
  • Carla Shedd, a sociologist at the City University of New York whose work focuses on how young people's institutional experiences shape their path with the criminal justice system.
  • John Rich, a public health physician and professor of health management and policy at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health and co-director of the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at Drexel. His work focuses on health challenges faced by young, African-American men.
  • Erricka Bridgeford, who directs Baltimore Ceasefire, a community based organization that organizes ceasefire weekends and other community outreach, advocacy, and life-affirming events in Baltimore around reducing gun violence. Erricka's TED talk is available here.

The conversation will be moderated by Lisa Cooper, the James F. Fries Professor of general internal medicine at Johns Hopkins and a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor who focuses on America's health disparities—the ways race and socioeconomic factors shape them, and the ways our health systems might help eliminate them.

Please note:

  • Flags, banners, and posters are permitted, but are not allowed inside the auditorium if they are attached to poles or sticks.
  • Flags, banners, or posters cannot be used to block audience members from seeing presenters.
  • No long umbrellas allowed.
  • Bags may be subject to search.

These sessions will be open to the public, recorded, and live-streamed. Relevant information and materials will be posted to the university's Public Safety Initiatives website.

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Registration

Registration is required

Please register online in advance