Past Event: Privacy in the Era of Policing at the Constitution Center


WHEN?  Thursday, March 31 at 6 p.m.

WHERE? The National Constitution Center, America’s Town Hall at Independence Mall, 525 Arch Street.

WHAT?  Digital technologies—drones, body cameras, and more—herald a new era of policing, even as they raise privacy concerns. What is the right balance between liberty and safety?

WHO? Yale Law School Professor Tracey L. Meares, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey and other national experts come together for an important discussion about the future of policing in a free society.

Before arriving at Yale, Tracey Meares was Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Studies in Criminal Justice at the University of Chicago Law School. She was the first African American woman to be granted tenure at both The University of Chicago and Yale. Professor Meares has worked extensively with the federal government and President Obama named her to the Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Her teaching and research focus on communities, police legitimacy, and legal policy with emphasis on their empirical investigation.  She has been engaged in action-oriented research projects in Chicago, California, and New York focused on violence reduction.

Admission $10 at the Constitution Center or its website.