NYU Steinhardt will host “Making Waves: Policing Race,” a conversation on race, surveillance technology, and policing in the United States.
NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development will host “Making Waves: Policing Race,” a conversation on race, surveillance technology, and policing in the United States. Moderated by Charlton McIlwain, associate professor of media, culture, and communication at NYU Steinhardt, the discussion will address equality in America’s criminal justice system, including how the increased use of surveillance technology promotes racial bias and the need to balance effective law enforcement with civil rights.
The panel discussion will be held on Tuesday, March 1 at 6 p.m. in NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion 10th Floor (60 Washington Square South).
A scholar and author on race and politics, McIlwain’s research focuses broadly on issues of race and media, including the role digital media plays in promoting or denying racial equality and equal opportunity.
The event brings together distinguished neuroscience, journalism, civil law, and biometrics experts to discuss the ways bias and surveillance technology impact policing and criminal justice in America. Featured presenters include:
- David Amodio, associate professor of psychology and neural science, NYU
- Anika Collier Navaroli, Data & Fairness project coordinator, Data & Society Research Institute
- Anil K. Jain, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University
- Tanzina Vega, digital correspondent, CNN
The event is part of the yearlong Making Waves series, a key component of the Steinhardt School’s 125th anniversary celebration.
Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Rachel Harrison, NYU Office of Public Affairs, at (212) 998-6797 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Other attendees must RSVP through the event’s website. Space is limited.
About the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (@nyusteinhardt)
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development prepares students for careers in the arts, education, health, media, and psychology. Since its founding in 1890, the Steinhardt School's mission has been to expand human capacity through public service, global collaboration, research, scholarship, and practice. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit steinhardt.nyu.edu.