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Keynote Speakers


Friday, April 1, 2016

Alumni Center, Ball State University



A Town Hall Discussion: Community and campus initiatives promoting peace in troubled times


The Honorable Dennis Tyler, Mayor of Muncie

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Alumni Center, Ball State University

Black lives matter: Eliminating racial inequities throughout the criminal justice system

Featuring: Nazgol Ghandnoosh, Ph.D. (Research analyst, The Sentencing Project-Washington, D.C.)

Dr. Ghandnoosh conducts and synthesizes research on racial disparities in the justice system, public opinion about punishment, and the scope of reform efforts. Her report, “Race and Punishment: Racial Perceptions of Crime and Support for Punitive Policies,” was featured in outlets including the New York Times and WNYC’s On the Media. She also has co-authored “Can We Wait 88 Years to End Mass Incarceration?” and “Fewer Prisoners, Less Crime: A Tale of Three States.” Her current projects underscore the need for reforming severe sentences. Dr. Ghandnoosh earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles.