“Making Waves: Policing Race” with Charlton McIlwain – March 1

NYUs Steinhardt will host “Making Waves: Policing Race,” a conversation on race, surveillance technology, and policing in the United States. Moderated by Charlton McIlwain, associate professor of media, culture, and communication at NYU Steinhardt, the discussion will address equality in America’s criminal justice system, including how the increased use of surveillance technology promotes racial bias and the need to balance effective law enforcement with civil rights.

The panel discussion will be held on Tuesday, March 1 at 6 p.m. in NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion 10th Floor (60 Washington Square South).

A scholar and author on race and politics, McIlwain’s research focuses broadly on issues of race and media, including the role digital media plays in promoting or denying racial equality and equal opportunity.

The event brings together distinguished neuroscience, journalism, civil law, and biometrics experts to discuss the ways bias and surveillance technology impact policing and criminal justice in America. Featured presenters include:

  • David Amodio, associate professor of psychology and neural science, NYU
  • Anika Collier Navaroli, Data & Fairness project coordinator, Data & Society Research Institute
  • Anil K. Jain, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University
  • Tanzina Vega, digital correspondent, CNN

The event is part the Steinhardt School’s 125th anniversary celebration. Interested in attending? RSVP through the event’s website.