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Racism in America - Policing and Incarceration

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Cornell Faculty Panel
Law School Alumni Affairs

You are cordially invited to a Cornell Law School digital presentation.
Racism in America: Policing and Incarceration
Wednesday, September 16, 2020,

7:00 - 8:30PM EDT
As calls to address institutionalized and systemic racism reverberate across the country, the College of Arts & Sciences is launching a year-long webinar series exploring racism in America. The series will feature Cornell faculty whose research examines how racism is embedded in our criminal justice system, healthcare industry, educational institutions, electoral politics, economy, and government policies. Panelists will address solutions and research-based best practices for combating the continuing presence of institutional racism and ameliorating the harm it does to all Americans.
Moderated by New York Times National Editor Marc Lacey, the first session of this series will convene six faculty experts to address how racism came to be so entrenched in policing and incarceration in the United States and why efforts aimed at reforming our criminal justice system so often fail. The panel will discuss why racism matters, what activists really mean when they call for abolishing prisons and defunding the police, and possible ways for our country to move forward.
  • Anna Haskins
    Assistant Professor of Sociology
    Cornell College of Arts & Sciences
  • Noliwe Rooks
    W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of Literature in Africana Studies
    Cornell College of Arts & Sciences
  • Joseph Margulies
    Professor of Practice of Law and Government
    Cornell College of Arts & Sciences & Cornell Law School
  • Sabrina Karim
    Hardis Family Assistant Professor of Government
    Cornell College of Arts & Sciences
  • Marc Lacey
    National Editor
    The New York Times
  • Peter K. Enns
    Associate Professor of Government
    Cornell College of Arts & Sciences
Please register ON-LINE.  Should you have any questions, please email
You will receive the login instructions via Zoom when you register.
This webinar, part of a webinar series, is co-hosted by the College of Arts & Sciences and the American Studies Program. This webinar is supported by Alumni Affairs and Development and Diversity Alumni Programs and powered by eCornell.