L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs



Next Wilder School Doctoral Lecture is February 4

January 17, 2019

Brian Williams, Ph.D., visiting professor of public policy in the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, will be the next speaker in the Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy on Monday, February 4.

Williams will discuss “The Current State of Police-Community Relations: Opportunities Lost and Opportunity Costs.” The lecture will take place in the Raleigh Building, room B001, from 1-2:30 p.m.

The lecture series gives doctoral students the opportunity to learn from and engage with leading scholars in a variety of fields related to public policy. The lecture series is geared to graduate students, faculty and alumni of our Ph.D. program, and it is open to public.

The fourth and final lecture is Monday, March 18. Teresa Cordova, Ph.D., director of the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will talk about “Research and the Shaping of Public Discourse: Joblessness and Violence in Chicago.”

Last semester’s lectures featured Naim Kapucu, Ph.D., professor of public administration and policy and director of the School of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida, and Cindy Redcross, deputy director of MDRC’s Health and Barriers to Employment policy area.

For more information, contact Elsie Harper-Anderson, Ph.D., director of the Wilder School’s doctoral program, at elharperande@vcu.edu.