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Baruch College Hosts Lecture on Equality and Justice

The Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series

NEW YORK, NY- October 23, 2013- With the recent headlines on stop and frisk, Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs welcomes Jeffrey Fagan, PhD, as the guest speaker of the Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series on Thursday, November 21. Fagan will lead the discussion titled Indignities of Order Maintenance Policing.

During the lecture, Fagan will touch upon the theory and practice of policing, and new research on police interactions. He will trace how “street policing” produces psychological harms that undermine the legitimacy of the law.

Jeffrey Fagan, PhD, is an Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of both Law and Epidemiology at Columbia University. He is the New York State Attorney General’s lead investigator of the NYPD’s policy on Stop, Question, and Frisk.

He is a Senior Scholar at Yale Law School, and a 2013 Visiting Professor at Yale Law School and is a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology. He was a Fellow of the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice at the New York University Law School, served on the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Academy of Science, the MacArthur Foundation's Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice, and the National Science Foundation’s National Consortium on Violence Research. From 2002-2005, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Fellow.

The Ackerman Lecture series invites leading intellectuals and public figures to address major questions of equality and social justice.


WHAT: The Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series on Indignities of Order Maintenance Policing

WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 2013

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Mason Hall at Baruch College

17 Lexington Avenue at 23rd Street

About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to


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