Criminal Justice Speaker Series - Laurie Robinson

Criminal Justice Speaker Series

Monday, October 25, 2021 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Online Location

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The Criminal Justice Speaker Series is a vibrant component of the MS in Criminal Justice graduate program. The speaker series brings individuals working at the cutting edge of criminal justice issues to Mason. All members of the Criminology, Law and Society Department are invited to attend.

We are very excited to announce a talk by Laurie Robinson, CLS Professor Emerita and Former Justice Department Assistant Attorney General.

Laurie Robinson is George Mason University’s Clarence J. Robinson Professor Emerita of Criminology, Law and Society. She joined GMU in 2012 after more than three decades working on national criminal justice policy. In 2014, President Obama named her to co-chair the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing, charged with developing recommendations on building trust between law enforcement and communities. She currently sits on the NYC Commission on closing Rikers Island, and chairs the board of the Council on Criminal Justice, a national think tank advancing data-driven criminal justice policy choices. 

Robinson twice served as a Senate-confirmed Assistant Attorney General heading the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs, DOJ’s research, statistics, and criminal justice assistance agency. Her three years of service in the Obama Administration, coupled with seven years under President Clinton, make her the longest-serving head of that agency in its 50 years. She has served on numerous national boards including those of the Vera Institute of Justice, the National Police Foundation, and the National Academies of Science Committee on Law and Justice.

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