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16th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership & Public Policy Forum: "Gun Control: Safe Streets, Safe Cities"

Monday, April 29, 2013 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1501

The 16th Annual David N. Dinkins Forum will examine proposed federal legislation aimed at increasing requirements and restrictions for gun purchase, and will review other strategies for reducing gun violence in urban settings. Marc H. Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League and 59th Mayor of the City of New Orleans, will deliver the keynote address following opening remarks by SIPA Interim Dean Robert Lieberman and former New York City Mayor and SIPA Professor David Dinkins.

Following the keynote, SIPA Professor Ester Fuchs will moderate a Roundtable Commentary by Richard Aborn, President, Citizens Crime Commission of New York City; John Feinblatt, Chief Advisor to the Mayor for Policy and Strategic Planning, Criminal Justice Coordinator, City of New York; and the Philip Banks III, Chief of Department, New York City Police Department. SIPA Professors Kristina Ford and Dorian Warren will also participate.

Participants and attendees are invited share light refreshments with Dean Lieberman and Mayor Dinkins immediately following the program.

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