James Q. Wilson, co-creator of the "broken windows" criminology theory, left an indelible mark on American government and civil society. His scholarship covered a range of critical issues, including crime, justice, policing, drug policy, marriage and family, politics, and institutional bureaucracy.
Come hear from several of Wilson's former students, who will share their thoughts on Wilson's legacy and his enduring impact on public policy.
Wilson's books, papers, articles, and essays have been donated to the Pardee RAND graduate school, where he served as a member of the school's board of governors and as longtime trustee of the RAND Corporation.
Pietro S. Nivola, senior fellow, Brookings Institution
R. Shep Melnick, Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Professor of American Politics, Boston College
John Dilulio, Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society; and professor of political science, University of Pennsylvania
Susan L. Marquis, dean, Pardee RAND Graduate School; vice president, emerging policy research and methods; distinguished chair in policy analysis, RAND Corporation
6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
We ask media who plan to attend to let us know in advance, via e-mail.
The dedication of the James Q. Wilson Collection, an archive that includes Wilson's papers and other items, will be at 5 p.m. The dedication is for family, friends and students, but the media is invited to attend.
Lisa Sodders, RAND Office of Media Relations
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