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SPARQ Director Joins Race and Criminal Justice Roundtable

January 14, 2016

SPARQ Faculty Director Jennifer Eberhardt discussed her research on racial bias in policing at a Stanford roundtable conversation on Wednesday, January 14, 2016. The roundtable was part of the event "Just Mercy: Race and the Criminal Justice System." OpenXChange, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, the Office of Public Affairs, and the Stanford Alumni Association hosted the event. 

It opened with public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson's delivery of the 2016 Anne and Loren Kieve Distinguished Speaker Lecture. He is also the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and the author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.

The roundtable followed Stevenson's address and, along with Professor Eberhardt, included Professor of Political Science Gary Segura and Professor of Law Robert Weisberg. Award-winning journalist Katie Couric moderated the discussion.

More than 1300 people registered for the event, which was open to the public. To watch the archived webcast of the event, click here