GUN VIOLENCE: A Public Health Crisis
Presented in Collaboration with Reuters
The U.S. witnessed an alarming string of multiple mass shootings in 2012. Among the deadliest in the country's history was the recent rampage in an elementary school in Newtown, CT, where a gunman killed more than two dozen people, mostly children. The Connecticut shooting prompted President Barack Obama to call for an end to such tragedies, but what policy changes can Americans realistically expect? This Forum at HSPH event will investigate the legal, political, and public health factors that could influence future efforts to prevent such massacres. Presented in collaboration with Reuters.
• Laurence Tribe, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
• David Hemenway, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, and Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center
• Felton Earls, Professor of Child Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and Research Professor of Human Behavior and Development, Harvard School of Public Health
• David King, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, and Chair, Harvard’s Bipartisan Program for Newly-Elected Members of Congress
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