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Dickey Describes Policing, Politics and Paranoia in Post 9/11 America

Although the annual homicide rate in NYC dropped from 2,245 to 333 between 1991 and 2013, civilians are now less trusting of law enforcement than they ever have been.  No era before has faced such a looming reality of Big Brother as we do in the modern day. Renown author Christopher Dickey, who currently serves as the Paris Bureau chief and Middle East regional editor for The Daily Beast, presented a lecture on March 6 on “Policing, Politics and Paranoia in Post 9/11 America.”  More ...

Christopher Dickey
Award-Winning Journalist Christopher Dickey to Lecture

Award-winning journalist Christopher Dickey will present a lecture, “Policing, Politics and Paranoia in Post 9/11 America,” on Thursday, March 6, at 4:15 p.m., in the Dwight Lounge, Bristol Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Heumann Discusses Profiling, Civic Equality in Levitt Lecture

Police profiling is not a new phenomenon; in fact, profiling has been used to successfully identify criminals for decades. Yet “profiling,” in the modern world, is steeped in negative connotations and riddled with racial undertones. Milton Heumann, a professor of political science at Rutgers University, spoke on Nov. 7 about the current state of civic equality in New York City.  More ...

Tim Colton
Soviet Expert to Discuss Political Leadership after Communism

Tim Colton, the Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies and the chair of the department of government at Harvard University, will present a lecture titled “Political Leadership after Communism,” on Monday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn.  More ...

Jim Jacobs
NYU's Jacobs Discusses Gun Control Measures

Jim Jacobs, a professor of law and director of the Center for Research in Crime and Justice at New York University School of Law visited campus to lecture on the current state of gun control legislation in the United States through the Levitt Center's Security program. Jacobs, who was on the hill at the invitation of Maynard-Knox Professor of Government and Law Frank Anechiarico, attracted a standing room only audience of students and local residents at his April 15 lecture in the KJ Red Pit.  More ...

Jim Jacobs
NYU Law Professor, Guggenheim Fellow to Lecture on Gun Control

Jim Jacobs, the Chief Justice Warren E. Burger Professor of Constitutional Law and the Courts and director of the Center for Research in Crime and Justice at the New York University School of Law, will present a lecture titled “Gun Control,” on Monday, April 15, at 4:15 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ.  His lecture, part of the Levitt Center’s Security Series,  is free and open to the public.  More ...

Earl E. Devaney
Watchdog of $800 Million Speaks at Hamilton

Under former Inspector General of the Department of the Interior Earl E. Devaney, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (RATB) has served as watchdog of  the $800 million American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.  Devaney described the board’s work in a lecture on March 7 that was part of the Levitt Center’s Security Program.  More ...

Earl Devaney
How to Protect $8 Trillion in Public Spending

Earl E. Devaney, inspector general for the Department of the Interior, will deliver a lecture titled “How to Protect $800,000,000,000 in Public Spending: Oversight of the Stimulus Package,” on Thursday, March 7, at 4:30 p.m., in the Dwight Lounge in the Bristol Center at Hamilton. His lecture is part of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center’s Security program and is free and open to the public.  More ...

John Dehn
Dehn Discusses Doctrine and Law of War in Final Levitt Lecture

To conclude its program series on Security, the Levitt Center brought John Dehn to campus to present a lecture titled “War and the Constitution: Military Commissions, Targeted Killing of Citizens, and Other Hard Cases.” Dehn – a senior fellow at the West Point Center for the Rule of Law at the United States Military Academy – discussed the philosophical, constitutional and legal underpinnings of the doctrine and law of war and the implications they have on the international system, as well as on due process rights of American citizens and foreigners involved in war.  More ...

Andrew Fiala
Fiala Explains Just War Theory

Since gaining nationhood in the 18th century, the United States has been directly involved in dozens of armed military conflicts. The standard that the government has used and still uses to justify military engagements is the just war theory, which posits that a nation can, morally, only become involved in a military conflict that adheres to a set of ethical criteria. Andrew Fiala, professor of philosophy and director of the Ethics Center at California State University, Fresno, discussed the theory on March 1.  More ...

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