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Tanner Lecture We Matter with Etan Thomas

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The New Jim Crow: A Moderated Conversation

Michelle Alexander, a civil rights attorney, advocate, legal scholar, and author of The New York Times best-seller, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness will present for the Tanner Lecture Series. In this moderated dialogue, Michelle will discuss breaking the silence about racial injustice in the American legal system. In her book, The New Jim Crow, she explores the cultural biases that still exist and how segregation has been replaced by mass incarceration. Currently, there are more African Americans in prison than were enslaved in 1850. She blames the drug war for many of these, as people are then labeled as felons and stuck in an endless cycle of discrimination. How can they improve their lives when they can’t get a job, housing or health benefits? During this conversation, the acclaimed civil rights lawyer explores the myths surrounding our criminal justice system from a racial and ethical standpoint and offers solutions for combating this epidemic.

Friday, October 27, 2023 | 4 p.m. | Maxwell Auditorium

Campbell Institute faculty publish award-winning books on a wide range of topics. View a sample of recently published works, or visit the Maxwell School Faculty Bookshelf for more.

Action anthropology and public policy change: Lead poisoning in Syracuse, NY

Sandra D. Lane, Robert A. Rubinstein, Occeana Fair, Katie Farkouh, Melaica Delgado, Tanya S. McGee, Kinley Gaudette, Paul Ciavarri, Maureen Thompson, Md Koushik Ahmed

Annals of Anthropological Practice, 2023

Black, Children, Adolescents, Disability, Education, Housing, New York State, U.S. Health Policy


The Constitution’s Penman: Gouverneur Morris and the Creation of America’s Basic Charter

Dennis Rasmussen

University Press of Kansas, 2023

Government, United States

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Women and the Common Life: Love, Marriage, and Feminism

Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, editor

W. W. Norton and Co., 1997

Baobao Zhang Headshot

Baobao Zhang has received up to $200K to research the role of citizens in the governance of artificial intelligence systems.

Shana Gadarian

Gadarian, professor of political science and senior research associate with the Campbell Institute, is the 3rd Maxwell faculty member to earn this prestigious research award in four years.

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This policy brief examines the root causes of partisan polarization in order to propose effective solutions for remedying the damaged political system in the United States.

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This program supports research and teaching on law and politics through hosting research seminars in which scholars present their research and by funding a research assistantship for a political science doctoral candidate each year.

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Campbell Conversation Spotlight

In the wake of the Buffalo and Uvalde shootings, Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State legislature passed a set of new gun control laws. Then, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned New York's concealed carry permitting process. In response, the governor and the legislature, in a special session, passed another set of laws.

On this episode of the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher speaks with NYS Assemblyman Robert Smullen, a Republican representing the 118th assembly district and Senator Rachel May, a Democrat representing the 53rd senate district.

July 9, 2022

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