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Please note, we're working to add even more incredible guests to this event. Exact details of this schedule are subject to change. 

Friday, September 21
Lipton Hall on the campus of NYU

9:00-9:20 AM: Opening Remarks

Barry Friedman, Director, Policing Project
Jim Bueermann, President, Police Foundation

9:25-10:25 AM: What We Don’t Know About How We Police - But Should

Policing is a vital part of public safety - but it also has the capacity to do much harm. How should we make decisions about what policing tactics to use? Which technologies to employ? When decisions are made without considering the full range of costs and benefits, things go wrong. This panel will explore what bringing cost-benefit analysis to policing should look like, focusing in particular on emerging policing technologies.

Barry Friedman (Moderator), Director, Policing Project, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law and Affiliated Professor of Politics, New York University School of Law

  • Scott Crouch, Co-Founder and CEO, Mark43 Inc.
  • Vanita Gupta, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Cathy Lanier, Senior Vice President, Chief Security Office, National Football League; former Chief of Police, Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia
  • Jonathan Lewin, Chief, Bureau of Technical Services, Chicago Police Department
  • Wesley Lowery, National Correspondent, The Washington Post
  • Jens Ludwig, McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law and Public Policy, University of Chicago; Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab
  • Harlan Yu, President and Executive Director, Upturn

10:25-10:40 AM: Break

10:40-11:40 AM: How Social Science Can Help:

Sometimes we can identify and quantify the costs and benefits of a new policy or technology. We know what an additional police officer costs, and we have good estimates of the costs of crime. But there is a lot we don’t know, because we have not been asking the questions. This panel will explore how social science can help us learn what works and what does not in policing, and at what cost (and benefit).

Maria Ponomarenko (Moderator), Deputy Director, Policing Project

  • Mark Cohen, Justin Potter Professor of American Competitive Enterprise, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University
  • Lynda Garcia, Policing Campaign Director, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Sharad Goel, Assistant Professor, Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University  
  • Mike Hagar, Deputy Chief, Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

11:45 - 12:40 PM: Making Use of CBA

Unlike other areas of government, benefit-cost analysis is relatively absent around policing. This final panel will ask how we can make use of CBA around policing, and in particular, how CBA principles can be made accessible to local police and government officials.

Anne Milgram (Moderator), Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence; Senior Fellow, New York University School of Law

  • Jim Bueermann, President, Police Foundation; former Chief of Police, Redlands Police Department
  • Ed Chung, Vice President, Criminal Justice Reform, Center for American Progress
  • Ralph Clark, President and CEO, ShotSpotter Inc.
  • Ron Davis, Principal Consultant, 21st Century Policing Solutions; former Director, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services of the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Liz Glazer, Director, New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice
  • Walter Katz, Deputy Chief, Staff for Public Safety, City of Chicago Mayor’s Office
  • Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate
  • Sam Sinyangwe, Police Analyst and Data Scientist, Campaign Zero; Co-Founder, We The Protestors