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Ethics of Policing Conference

The "Ethics of Policing" Conference will be held from Sept 20-22 on the University Park campus. The conference will feature leading scholars on policing from a variety of fields, including African American studies, criminology, law, philosophy, political science, and sociology. All conference events are free and open to the public. Faculty, students, staff, and community members are all welcome to attend.
by Rebecca Bennitt Sep 05, 2018
When Sep 20, 2018 6:30 PM to
Sep 22, 2018 6:00 PM
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ETHICS OF POLICING CONFERENCE

The "Ethics of Policing" Conference will be held from Sept 20-22 on the University Park campus. The conference will feature leading scholars on policing from a variety of fields, including African American studies, criminology, law, philosophy, political science, and sociology. All conference events are free and open to the public. Faculty, students, staff, and community members are all welcome to attend.

Ethics of Policing

Sponsors: Justice Center for Research, Social Science Research Institute, Penn State Law, Penn State University Libraries, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Department of African American Studies, Department of Philosophy

RSVP HERE


Thursday, September 20 

6:30–8:00 p.m. Opening Keynote

“Soldiers and Police: Why Are They Different?” - Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study

121 Sparks Building 

Friday, September 21 - RSVP FOR FRIDAY'S WORKSHOPS

8:30–9:00 a.m. - Coffee and Breakfast - Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - Memorial Lounge


9:00–9:45 a.m.

“Life Prioritization in Law Enforcement Operations: Informing the Search for an Ethical Framework to Guide Police Officers’ Decisions Regarding the Employment of Deadly Force” - David Klinger, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - Memorial Lounge


9:45–10:30 a.m. 

“Reconciling Narratives of Policing” Tracey Meares, Yale University

Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - Memorial Lounge


10:30–10:45 a.m. - Coffee Break - Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - Memorial Lounge


10:45–11:30 a.m. 

“Captive Maternal Abolitionists: The Contributions and Contradictions of Angela Davis and Erica Garner” - Joy James, Williams College 

Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - Memorial Lounge


11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.  

“Informal Norms and the Ethics of Policing”  Jake Monaghan, University of Buffalo 

Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - Memorial Lounge


12:15–1:30 p.m. - Break for Lunch -  Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - Garden Room 



1:30 p.m. Keynote Address: 

“Portals to Politics: Grassroots Narratives of Policing in the ‘Low End,’ Downtown Baltimore, South L.A., and the 53206” Vesla Weaver, Johns Hopkins University

Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library


3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: 

“Race, Policing, and the Law” Featuring:

  • Eleanor Brown, Penn State
  • Paul Butler, Georgetown University
  • Tracey Meares, Yale University
  • Cynthia Young, Penn State

Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library



4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Film Screening: Nightcall and Junior  & Discussion:

Featuring:
  • Aquila Kikora Franklin, Associate Professor of Theatre/Dance
  • Amanda Renee Knox, Director Nightcall (2017)
  • Ella Jae Stewart, Writer/Actress, Junior (2017)
  • Pearl Gluck, Director, Junior (2017), Associate Professor of Film

Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library


6:30 p.m. 

“A Community Dialogue on Criminal Justice”

  • Thom Brewster, Executive Director of CentrePeace
  • John Gardner, Chief of State College Police Department
  • Tammy Ferguson, Superintendent of State Correctional Institution Phoenix 
  • Harold McKenzie, Senior Pastor of Unity Church of Jesus Christ
  • Dr. Laurie Mulvey, Executive Director of World in Conversation

Saturday, September 22  RSVP FOR SATURDAY'S WORKSHOPS

8:30–9:00 a.m.  - Coffee and Breakfast -  Boardroom 2, The Nittany Lion Inn



9:00-9:45 a.m.

“Policing as the Pursuit of War by Other Means: Ordnungspolizei during the Third Reich” - Nicolas de Warren, Penn State 

 Boardroom 2, The Nittany Lion Inn



9:45–10:30 a.m. 

“Police, Drones, and the Politics of Perception” - Lisa Guenther, Queen’s University 

 Boardroom 2, The Nittany Lion Inn



10:30–10:45 a.m. Coffee Break -   Boardroom 2, The Nittany Lion Inn


10:45–11:30 a.m. 

“Policing and the Ethics of Honor” Chad Kautzer, Lehigh University 

 Boardroom 2, The Nittany Lion Inn



11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. 

“Risk, Reward, and ‘Real’ Police Work” Michael Sierra-Arévalo, Rutgers University 

 Boardroom 2, The Nittany Lion Inn


12:15–1:30 p.m. -  Break for Lunch - The Nittany Lion Inn - Faculty Lounge 



1:30 p.m. - Closing Keynote:

“When Police Do Not Need to Kill” Franklin Zimring, University of California, Berkeley

 Boardroom 2, The Nittany Lion Inn

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