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Being Public and Engaging Policy

October 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Being Public and Engaging Policy

Academics are increasingly asked to engage with public actors from policymakers to journalists. Rarely, however, are academics given any guidance or strategies for doing so. In this lecture, Dr. Ray will provide strategies for interacting with journalists, policymakers, and bureaucrats. In addition to publishing over 50 books, articles, and book chapters, Ray has given presentations on Capitol Hill and written roughly 20 op-eds for New York Times, Huffington Post, NBC News, The Conversation, and Public Radio International. Ray has appeared on C-Span, MSNBC, HLN, Al Jazeera, NPR, Fox, TRT World, and Indus News. His research is cited in CNN, Washington Post, Associated Press, MSN, The Root, and The Chronicle.

Instructor: Rashawn Ray

Rashawn Ray is a Rubenstein Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Executive Director of the Lab for Applied Social Science Research (LASSR) at the University of Maryland, College Park. Ray is also one of the co-editors of Contexts Magazine: Sociology for the Public. Formerly, Ray was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. He specializes in racial and social inequality with a particular focus on police-civilian relations and men’s treatment of women. His work also speaks to ways that inequality may be attenuated through social policy and racial uplift activism. Currently, Ray is working on a series of research projects creating innovative virtual reality experiments that focus on policing and other social outcomes.

This event is now FULL and has been moved to the Davis Library Research Hub.


October 23, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Davis Library Research Hub
2nd floor, 208 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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