No Justice, No Peace; Race and Power in America

MON, OCT 17, 2016 (1:29:50)

Cambridge Forum in collaboration with Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard host a facilitated discussion with three authors who have recent publications on the complex issues of race and structural injustice, and the steps that citizens and governments can take to find practical solutions to problems such as mass incarceration, extreme poverty in disadvantaged communities, and problematic notions of black criminality. Professor Danielle Allen moderates the discussion with Professors Tommie Shelby, Elizabeth Hinton and Khalil Gibran Muhammed.

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+ BIO: Tommie Shelby

Tommie Shelby is an American philosopher and Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. He is particularly known for his work in Africana Philosophy, social/political philosophy, social theory (especially Marxist theory), and philosophy of social science.

+ BIO: Elizabeth Hinton

Elizabeth Hinton is Assistant Professor in the Department History and the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Hinton’s research focuses on the persistence of poverty and racial inequality in the 20th century United States. Her current scholarship considers the transformation of domestic social programs and urban policing after the Civil Rights Movement.

+ BIO: Khalil Gibran Muhammed

Khalil Gibran Muhammad is a professor of history, race and public policy at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Muhammad previously served as director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of The New York Public Library (NYPL), one of the leading research facilities dedicated to the study of the African diaspora. He is also a Visiting Professor at the City University of New York.

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