Posted: February 11, 2013
Elizabethtown College Presents Ware Seminar
The Judy S. ’68 and Paul W. Ware Colloquium on Peacemaking and Global Citizenship will host a Ware Seminar titled “Mass Shootings in America: Moving Beyond Newtown” Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at 7 p.m. The event will be held in the Koon’s Activity Venue (KĀV) in Brossman Commons. Guest speaker James Alan Fox, the Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law and Public Policy at Northeastern University, will discuss his article “Top Ten Myths About Mass Shootings,” a response to the school massacre in Newtown, CT published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, a source of news, information and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. The event will consist of an introduction of the speaker, a lecture by Fox, a moderated Q&A session with the audience, followed by an informal reception. The event is free and open to the public; no tickets or RSVP required.
Fox has been on the Northeastern University faculty for 34 years, was the Dean from 1991 to 1999, has been the Lipman Family Chair holder since 1999 and has had a joint appointment as Professor of Law, Policy and Society since 2007. As a columnist for the Boston Herald, Fox wrote three times monthly on crime and justice issues. He served as a news analyst for NBC, a consultant for FOX News and a Visiting Fellow with the Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice. He has been profiled in The New York Times (2006), USA Today (1995), Scientific American (1996), among others. Fox was the winner of the 2007 Hugo Adam Bedau Award for excellence in capital punishment scholarship along with the winner of the Klein Memorial Lectureship from Northeastern University in 2008. He consulted on major criminal investigations including the Gainesville, FL, serial killings of college students and the Capitol Hill, Seattle, mass murder at a rave after-party, and he has made 15 appearances before the United States Congress. Fox is the author of 18 books, including Violence and Security on Campus (2010), The Will to Kill (2007) and Extreme Killing (2005).