DukeNY - Guns and America: Stopping the Violence without Fighting Each Other
Mar 13, 2014
6:30PM - 9:00PM ET
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP | 425 Lexington Avenue | New York, NY 10017
Guns have been a part of American culture since the inception of our country. And yet, more than a year after the lives of 20 children and 6 adults in our tri-state community were tragically cut short by a mass shooting at their quiet elementary school in Newtown, CT, we continue to hear almost daily about local and national tragedies involving guns: shootings at schools, mass murders at malls and movie theaters, and accidents in homes.
The heated debate about how to stop the violence grows louder, with many of us choosing sides of an increasingly polarized debatewhile concrete solutions to the problem have yet to be identified and implemented.
DukeNY welcomes an esteemed panel of guests with different voices and points of view, as they appear together to discuss proposed thoughts and solutions in the areas of education, training, enforcement, regulation, innovations, and more. Most importantly, they discuss how we can help bring an end to the senseless loss of lifea goal we all sharewithout endlessly fighting each other instead.
6:30 p.m. Arrival and registration
6:45 p.m. Panel discussion and Q&A
8:00 p.m. Continue the conversation, cocktail reception
$25 2012 and 2013 alumni and current Duke students
$35 Duke alumni dues-payers
$50 Alumni non-dues payers and guests
Elizabeth Avore JD06, Senior Counsel, Mayors Against Illegal Guns Philip J. Cook, P92, ITT/Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Economics and Sociology and Faculty Affiliate, Center for Child and Family Policy James B. Jacobs, Chief Justice Warren E. Burger Professor of Constitutional Law and the
Courts, New York University School of Law; Director, Center for Research in Crime and Justice Nicholas Johnson, Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law