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Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center

Levitt Center
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The Levitt Center is located in Kirner-Johnson 251.

Program on Justice and Security

The Program on Justice and Security centers on both domestic and international security. Security issues encompass the safety and protection of persons and property, food supply, market exchange, national security, banking and security regulation, cultural preservation, cyber security, local law enforcement and public health among other public and private concerns across nations, and cultural values and institutions. 

Frank Anechiarico, director of the Program on Justice and Security, studies constitutional law and public administration. He is the co-author (with Eugene Lewis) of Urban America: Politics and Policy and the author of Suing the Philadelphia Police: The Case for an Institutional Approach, and Remembering Corruption: The Elusive Lessons of Scandal in New York City. Anechiarico and James Jacobs' book, The Pursuit of Absolute Integrity: How Corruption Control Makes Government Ineffective, was published by University of Chicago Press in 1996. His latest project is a book on the relationship between ethics and the quality of performance in public management.

Program News

James Jacobs
NYU's James Jacobs on Gun Control

James Jacobs, a New York University School of Law professor, gave his first of four lectures about gun control at Hamilton on Feb. 24. These lectures, sponsored by the Levitt Center and the Dean of Faculty’s Office, serve to inaugurate the Levitt Center’s ongoing series of lectures on Justice and Security. This lecture focused on the question about what problems gun control can solve.   More ...

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