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President Bollinger Acknowledges Justice-in-Education Initiative

Public Humanities, Justice-in-Education

April 15, 2016

In his welcome and opening remarks to the 19th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership & Public Policy Forum, President Bollinger acknowledged the Justice-in-Education as one of the Columbia programs that addresses the issues of mass incarceration and criminalization (around the five minute mark of his remarks in the video). Named for the 106th mayor of the nation's largest city and the first African American mayor elected in New York City, the David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum provides a vehicle for analysis, focus, and dialogue around the dynamic elements of urban policies, programs, and initiatives. This year’s forum focused on 21st Century Policing and Criminal Justice Reform, which the keynote speaker, The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, 83rd Attorney General of the United States, addressed. The panel, titled “Criminal Justice Reforms and Public Integrity,” included the following speakers:

Ester R. Fuchs, Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science and Director of the Urban and Social Policy Program, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Michael A. Nutter, 98th Mayor of Philadelphia
Mark Peters, Commissioner, NYC Department of Investigation
Daniel C. Richman, Paul J. Keller Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Nicholas Turner, President and Director, Vera Institute of Justice