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Loury to participate in Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform

March 25, 2015 Watson Institute News

Glenn Loury, Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences

Glenn Loury, Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences

Summit will convene “bipartisan voices from policy, media, law enforcement, Hollywood, tech, academia and impacted communities to popularize support for reforms while also having comprehensive discussions about the policies, replicable models and data-driven solutions needed to achieve systemic changes.” 

www.bipartisansummit.org

Watson Institute Faculty Fellow and Brown University Professor of Economics Glenn Loury will participate in the daylong Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform in Washington, DC on Thursday, March 26, 2015. The Summit is a collaboration between Newt Gingrich/Gingrich Productions and Dream Corps, a nonprofit social enterprise designed to “uplift and empower the vulnerable in our society.” It was developed with support from Political Strategist Donna Brazile and Pat Nolan, director of the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform. 

According to the website, the event will bring “bipartisan voices from policy, media, law enforcement, Hollywood, tech, academia and impacted communities to popularize support for reforms while also having comprehensive discussions about the policies, replicable models and data-driven solutions needed to achieve systemic changes.” Featured speakers include US Attorney General Eric Holder, US Secretary of Labor and Brown alumnus Tom Perez, US Senator Cory Booker and several members of Congress.

Loury, a prominent social critic and public intellectual who speaks regularly about race and US incarceration, will serve on an afternoon panel entitled, “Mass Incarceration in America: Assessing the Costs & Human Impacts.”

The event is part of #cut50, a national bipartisan initiative “to safely and smartly reduce our incarcerated population by elevating proven solutions, bringing together diverse partners and communicating a powerful new narrative about the devastating impacts of incarceration and the urgent need and opportunity for transformative change.”