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    Community Policing and Race Relations

    Members of the the law enforcement community and the Department of Justice’s director of Community Oriented Policing Services discussed the importance of strengthening police-community relations. “Walking the…

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    Racial Profiling

    A family discussed an encounter with the Washington, D.C., police and the subject of racial profiling. Kelly Amis showed a clip of her documentary film, Think of Calvin, which chronicled the incident. “Think of Calvin: One…

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    Criminal Justice System

    The mayor of Philadelphia and the head of Pennsylvania’s prison system were among several speakers who talked about recommendations for change to reduce incarceration and recidivism. The…

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    Millennial Women and Politics

    Panelists talked about the politics of millennial generation women and their impact in electoral politics. The discussion, hosted by the Atlantic and the fashion website Refinery29, was…

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    Congressional Races in 2016

    Panelists talked about the 2016 congressional races and key swing states in the presidential election. Speakers included Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Representatives Joseph Crowley (D-NY)…

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    Polling in Campaign 2016

    Joel Benenson, chief strategist for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, spoke at a forum on the 2016 presidential campaign. He highlighted the core objectives…

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    Senator Tom Cotton on 2016 Senate Races

    Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), vice chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, participated in a discussion of the upcoming 2016 Senate races and whether the Republican Party can maintain…

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    Women in Politics

    Panelists talked about how young women can be inspired to pursue a career in politics.

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    Campaign 2016

    Republican strategists talked about the 2016 presidential race and the Republican National Convention happening that week in Cleveland. They previewed Republican presidential nominee Donald…

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    Representative Greg Walden on 2016 Congressional Races

    National Republican Congressional Committee Chair Greg Walden (R-OR) talked about the potential down ticket effects of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign during an event hosted by the…

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    Children of Prisoners

    Panelists discussed the impact of incarcerated parents on children and the family structure. “What Happens to Children When Parents Go to Prison?” was part of the day-long event, “Race and Justice in…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Attorney General Loretta Lynch

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch was interviewed at the seventh annual Washington Ideas Forum. She announced a new Justice Department grant program to reduce recidivism among adults and youth…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Senators Booker and Lee

    Senators Mike Lee and Cory Booker were interviewed at the seventh annual Washington Ideas Forum. They talked about their efforts to address criminal justice reform, in particular changing…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Lonnie Bunch, Jonathan Bush, and Senator Mark Warner

    Lonnie Bunch, Jonathan Bush, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) were interviewed at the seventh annual Washington Ideas Forum. The Washington Ideas Forum brings together political leaders,…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Current Events

    In a series of quick interviews various people offered personal insight on current events. Topics included the economy, the Iran nuclear deal, the 2016 presidential campaigns, global…

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    Prisoner Rehabilitation

    Nneka Jones Tapea, the executive director of the Cook County Department of Corrections, and Susan Burton, the founder and executive director of A New Way of Life Reentry project, discussed the challenges facing those…

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    Incarceration in the U.S.

    Three criminal justice experts talked about incarceration practices in the United States, in particular the dramatic increase in the prison population in recent decades and the role non-violent drug offenses played in that…

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    Criminal Justice in New Orleans

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) talked about efforts in his city to reduce both its incarceration and crime rates in tandem, the challenges to those efforts, and the lasting effects of Hurricane Katrina on criminal…

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    Sentencing Drug Offenders

    Steven Cook and John Walter discussed drug sentencing laws. “Sentencing Drug Offenders” was part of the day-long event, “Race and Justice in America: An Atlantic Summit,” held in the Lincoln Theatre in…

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    Talking about Race

    The Atlantic hosted a day-long series of panel discussions on race relations and criminal justice. This portion of the event involved a conversation with NPR special correspondent Michele Norris and Atlantic national…

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