Jelani Cobb

Beyond Ideology: A Conversation on Race, Violence and Justice

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Jelani Cobb, Professor of History and Director of the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut, contributor to The New Yorker, and recipient of the 2016 Jay College of Criminal Justice Trailblazer award, along with Thomas Abt, Senior Research Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer with the Harvard Kennedy School and former Deputy Secretary for Public Safety for New York State, discussed pathways for addressing some of the most sensitive and polarizing issues in criminal justice today. Leah Wright Rigueur, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, moderated the discussion.

Presented by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Co-sponsored by the Shorenstein Center.