Let's Talk about Crime, Community and Public Safety
117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
A discussion between Professor Christopher Uggen (sociology) and Professor Michael Walker (sociology) in partnership with the U of M Forensics Team. This will be followed by a lively and robust discussion with and among students.
More info and registration link to come!
About the series
Can We Talk? is a new event series that gives students and faculty a chance to discuss today’s issues in an informal, casual setting. Led by CLA professors, these conversations will invite participants to share knowledge, ideas, and perspectives on topics that often divide us.
CLA professors will kick-off conversations by sharing differing perspectives on specific topics. Then they'll invite students to join the discussion. You'll have a chance to ask questions, offer counter points, and dig deeper to understand each other's points of view.
Yes, there will be snacks! Sweet and savory treats will be served, along with hot and cold beverages.
Christopher Uggen is Regents Professor, Martindale Chair, and Distinguished McKnight Professor in Sociology, Law, and Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He studies crime, law, and inequality from a life course perspective, firm in the belief that sound research can help build a more just and peaceful world. His current research projects include studies of felon disenfranchisement, reentry, the consequences of harassment and discrimination, crime and justice after genocide, monetary sanctions, and the health effects of incarceration. His outreach and engagement projects include editing Contexts Magazine (2007-2011) and TheSocietyPages.Org (both with Doug Hartmann), a book series and multimedia social science hub that drew four million readers last year. He is a fellow of the American Society of Criminology and served as the 2017-2018 Vice President of the American Sociological Association.