mass incarceration, the jury, and civic studies

Alumni of the Summer Institute of Civic Studies have designed a series of discussions at Frontiers of Democracy about mass incarceration, juries, and citizenship. The discussants include Andrew Nurkin (Executive Director of Princeton AlumniCorps, Princeton), Peter Pihos (doctoral candidate, University of Pennsylvania) and Joshua Miller (Philosophy professor at Morgan State)–all of whom teach in prisons. I will try to write more about their impressive and troubling thoughts after the conference ends. Meanwhile, we were treated to a virtual discussion among three of my friends on the topic of the jury. The discussants are Josh Miller, Albert Dzur (Bowling Green), and John Gastil (Penn State). The whole thing is worth watching, but if you are pressed for time, listen to and think about the questions they pose at the very end (minute 20).

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About Peter

Associate Dean for Research and the Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Tufts University's Tisch College of Civic Life. Concerned about civic education, civic engagement, and democratic reform in the United States and elsewhere.