Mass shootings from Parkland to Pittsburgh to Christchurch, and to El Paso and Dayton, have raised questions about the toxic mixtures of access to guns and public discourses that inspire fear and hate. They have also raised questions concerning the need for new norms and guardrails regarding the conduct of public conversations, the role of public scholars in guiding these conversations, and the use of disparaging language and actions against people we disagree with. Northeastern experts examine these complex issues in conversation with the audience.
Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Dean’s Leadership Fellow, College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
Associate Dean for Cultural, Residential, and Spiritual Life, Office of Student Affairs
Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict
Director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, College of Social Sciences and Humanities