Commissioner Charles Ramsey: Policing in a Democratic Society

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

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As part of its national initiative to host constitutional conversations with police recruits and veterans, the Center brings together experts in law and policing for an evening of thoughtful reflection.

The program begins with an intimate conversation with Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, who recently co-chaired the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The former police chief of Washington, D.C., offers a perspective from the field and sheds light on current efforts to strengthen police-community relations across the country.

The program continues with a panel of scholars to discuss what “just policing” looks like in a democratic society and the specific steps to get there. Participants include David Kennedy of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute; and Theodore Shaw of the University of North Carolina School of Law. Michael Days, editor of the Philadelphia Daily News, moderates.

Event & Parking Information

Registration is recommended for all programs. Call 215-409-6700 or CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Please note programs are subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information. National Constitution Center programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.

Parking will be available for $9 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th streets on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up your discounted parking voucher at registration.



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