January 10, 2013
At a Jan. 8 event, Harvard Law School Professor Laurence Tribe participated in a panel discussion titled “Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis.”
Tribe, who is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor of Law at HLS, is a noted constitutional scholar who has written and lectured widely on second amendment issues. The panel also featured David Hemenway, professor of health policy and management and director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center; Felton Earls, professor of child psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and research professor of human behavior and development at HSPH; and David King, senior lecturer on public policy at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). It was moderated by Reuters correspondent Scott Malone.
The event, which was co-sponsored by the Reuters news agency and the Harvard School of Public Health, was part of The Forum at HSPH, a discussion series that aims to provide decision-makers with a global platform to address policy choices and scientific controversies.
On Feb. 15, HLS will host "Gun violence after the Newtown tragedy: What can legal, public health and other efforts do?" The panel discussion, to be moderated by HLS Dean Martha Minow, will also feature Tribe and Hemenway, alongside Clinical Professor Ron Sullivan, director of the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute and, Alan A. Stone, Touroff-Glueck Professor of Law and Psychiatry.