Current perspectives on the 2nd Amendment and American lives
Jeffrey A. Fagan
Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Founding director of the Center for Violence Research and Prevention, Mailman School of Public Health
Please join us in this special event as Prof. Jeffrey Fagan reviews the history of gun violence in the US and recalibrates our frame of reference based on demographic and socio-economic statistics, emphasizing facts and dispelling the myths.
Fagan will then review the legal foundation around the second amendment, past legal precedence, and current pending court cases. He will lay out a vision for how every concerned American citizen should focus their resources most effectively for reclaiming their inalienable right to life and to the pursuit of happiness.
Time will be allocated for Q&A.
- Columbia Alumni Club of NJ
- Columbia University Club of New York
Jeffrey Fagan is the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and Professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.
He also a Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School. His scholarship focuses on fairness and accuracy in the administration of justice. His research examines race and criminal law, policing and police reform, the legitimacy of the criminal law, capital punishment, firearm violence and regulation, drug policy, and juvenile crime and punishment. He served on the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Academy of Science from 2000-2006. He was a member of the 2004 National Research Council panel that examined policing in the U.S., and the 2010 NRC Workshop on Understanding Crime Trends. He was an expert consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice in its 2015 investigation of the Ferguson (Missouri) Police Department, the lead expert witness for plaintiffs in the 2013 civil rights trial on the New York City Stop and Frisk policy, and an expert witness before the Constitutional Court of Indonesia on capital punishment. He was an expert witness on capital punishment to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights from 2010-2016. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology.