Guns and Gun Violence: Crisis, Policy and Politics

Professor Jennifer Tucker cordially invites you to check out this nifty, poignantly piquant panel happening Wednesday night:

On Wednesday evening, Feb. 6 at 7:30 PM, the Allbritton Center of Study of Public Life will host a panel and public discussion, “Guns and Gun Violence: Crisis, Policy and Politics” in the CFA Hall on the Wesleyan campus.   We hope that our Center, here in central CT, could be used to put a spotlight on the rich scholarship on guns and gun violence and the need for public debate informed by research from different domains, including the social sciences, public policy and public health.

The panel will be chaired by Leah Wright, Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies at Wesleyan.  Following the presentations, the audience discussion will be moderated by John Dankosky, WNPR News Director and host of “Where We Live.”

The three panelists for this event include:

  • Saul Cornell (Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History at Fordham University, and a resident of Connecticut) is one of the nation’s leading authorities on American legal history and a specialist on the history of the 2nd Amendment. Prof. Cornell’s books include ‘A Well Regulated Militia’: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control (2006); Whose Right to Bear Arms Did the Second Amendment Protect? (2000); and The Second Amendment Goes to Court: Critical Essays on District of Columbia v. Heller (under contract);
  • Kristin A. Goss, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University, specializes in public agenda-setting and the politics of gun control.  The author of Disarmed: The Missing Movement for Gun Control in America (2006, 2009), she has published several articles about women and gun control and gun ownership and the institutional origins of the gun war; and
  • Matthew Miller, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management Department at the Harvard School of Public Health is a physician with training in health policy and the author of several articles on the effects of firearm legislation on rates of suicide and homicide.

This event is free and open to the public.  The event will be held in the CFA Hall on the Wesleyan campus.

If you have any questions, feel free to direct them to Jennifer Tucker, Associate Professor of History and Acting Director of the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life (jtucker[at]wesleyan[dot]edu).

You should be there. ‘Cause, ya know, we’re having that “national conversation” and stuff. Yeah.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 6th
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: CFA Hall
Cost: Free!

2 thoughts on “Guns and Gun Violence: Crisis, Policy and Politics

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  2. guns?

    this will probably be a few people talking and a lot of people nodding. this discussion is not useful if everyone agrees with one side of the issue.

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