Speakers will include Drs. Robert Inman, Richard King Mellon Professor of Finance and Olivia Mitchell, Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, as well as Burrell Ellis, CEO of Dekalb County, Georgia; Jack Dorer, Moody's Investors Service; and Nora Fitzpatrick, Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Refreshments will be served preceding the event.
Moderated by Andrew Binns, Vice Provost for Education, five advanced doctoral students/recent Ph.D.'s give first-hand advice on being a successful graduate student, including getting off to a good start, choosing a committee, staying on track and completing one's program. Refreshments will be served. Registration is requested: click here.
What New York Teaches About American Crime and Its Control
Frank Zimring William G. Simon Professor of Law and Wolfen Distinguished Scholar - Berkeley Law, University of California
The Donald and Margaret Sherman Violence Prevention Lecture | Location: McNeil Center for Early American Studies (3355 Woodland Walk)
The Jerry Lee Center of Criminology
In his forthcoming book, The City That Became Safe, Frank Zimring argues that a close look at the more than 80% drop in safety crime in New York City over two decades undermines the basic assumption about crime and crime control that have determined policy in the United States for a generation. The lecture will outline the study's empirical findings and five important policy lessons that emerge from a close reading of the New York data.
Location: Room 305, Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk
Description: A panel of grant-winning presenters will discuss the ins-and-outs of writing a successful research proposal, as well as their personal experiences with the grant application and judging process. After the event, if you wish, you will have two weeks to draft a research proposal and return it to us. We will pass it along to a member of our panel, who will read it and then offer you personal advice on your specific proposal.
To join the conference, dial (US toll free) +1 800 311 9402 and tell the operator you wish to join the Population Council teleconference with the Passcode 42731. After giving the operator your name and city, you will be placed on hold until the call begins. During the call, the operator will provide instructions for joining the queue to ask a question. The call will last one hour.