Visiting Scholars Lecture Series
The University of Nebraska Foundation
The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Karen Heimer, University of Iowa
Violence Against Women and Minorities
April 12, 2013, 5:00-6:00 p.m., UNL Student Union
Ruth Peterson, Death Penalt, February 15, 2013
Jim Short, November 12, 2012
Christopher Dickey – Now That We’re Safe, What Should We Fear?
Thursday, September 29, 2011, 5:30-7:00pm, UNL City Campus Student Union
Award-winning author Christopher Dickey, whose most recent book, Securing the City, was published in 2009, is the Paris Bureau Chief and Middle East Regional Editor for Newsweek Magazine. Chris has also written for Foreign Affairs, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Wired, Rolling Stone, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, and The New Republic, among other publications. He is a frequent commentator on CNN, MSNBC and National Public Radio, as well as other television and radio networks. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where he was formerly an Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow. Mr. Dickey is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. (See http://www.christopherdickey.com/index.htm)
Gary LaFree - The Impact of Black Swans on Terrorism Stereotypes.
Thursday, October 13, 2011, 5:30-7:00pm, UNL City Campus Student Union
Dr. Gary LaFree is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Indiana University in 1979. Dr. LaFree served as President of the American Society of Criminology and was named a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology in 2006. Before joining the faculty at Maryland, Dr. LaFree served as the Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of New Mexico and was appointed by the Governor of New Mexico to chair the State Crime and Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council. Dr. LaFree has written over 60 articles and book chapters and three books.
Richard Rosenfeld - The Economy and Crime: The Role of Inflation.
Friday, October 28, 2011, 12:30-1:30pm, Gaughan Multicultural Center at UNL, Room 212
Dr. Richard Rosenfeld is Curators Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He has published widely on crime statistics, crime trends, and criminological theory. His current research focuses on the impact of economic conditions on crime trends. Professor Rosenfeld is a Fellow and past president of the American Society of Criminology. He currently serves on the Science Advisory Board of the Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice.
Brent Smith - Patterns of American Terrorism and the Federal Response.
Thursday, December 8, 2010, 5:30-7:00pm, UNL City Campus Student Union
Dr. Brent L. Smith received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Purdue University in 1979, and was affiliated with the University of Alabama-Birmingham for 22 years, during which time he served as Department Chair. Dr. Smith is currently a Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Arkansas and Director of the Terrorism Research Center where he continues his ground-breaking research on social movements -- primarily terrorism. He is the author of Terrorism in America: Pipe Bombs and Pipe Dreams and more than 50 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Smith has testified regarding terrorism on several occasions before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime.