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Briefing series

Johns Hopkins Congressional Briefing Series

The Johns Hopkins Congressional Briefing Series allows policymakers, their staff, and members of the public to gain up-to-the-minute insights and analysis from Johns Hopkins experts. Every other month, faculty experts provide a timely briefing on a pressing policy topic with opportunity for real-time Q&A.

Upcoming events

Preventing gun violence in our communities

Dec. 7, 2021 | Noon to 1 p.m. EST

Join Johns Hopkins University for a live virtual event featuring experts from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Prevention and Policy discussing policy solutions, including addressing privately made firearms or “ghost guns”; strengthening background check laws with handgun purchaser licensing; and making community violence intervention programs an effective part of cities’ approach to public safety. Registrants can submit questions in advance, and there will be time for live questions from the audience.

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Event panelists

Daniel Webster (moderator)
Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Prevention and Policy

Cassandra Crifasi
Deputy Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Prevention and Policy

Alex McCourt, PhD
Director of Legal Research, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Prevention and Policy

Eric Cumberbatch
Deputy Director, New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice

Past events

Experts from the Coronavirus Resource Center

Epidemiologist Jennifer Nuzzo, vaccinologist Bill Moss, clinician Brian Garibaldi, and data expert Beth Blauer discuss the COVID-19 pandemic during this congressional briefing | Oct. 6, 2021