Confronting the Death Penalty

Date & Time November 19, 2014 10:30am
Tufts University
Dr. Jean Mayer Award
Co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy 
November 19, 2014 
10:30am - 12:00pm: Sculpture Court, Aidekman Arts Center
The Death of Punishment?
Robert Blecker, Professor of Law, New York Law School; Tufts class of '69 
Erin Kelly, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Tufts University
Sherman Teichman, Founding Director, Institute for Global Leadership, Tufts University 
1:30pm - 3:30pm: Sculpture Court, Aidekman Arts Center
Mass Incarceration and the Death Penalty 
Peniel Joseph, Professor of History, Tufts University; Director, Center for the Study of Race & Democracy
Sabrina Butler, Death Row Exonoree; Asst. Dir. of Membership, Witness to Innocence  
Laurence Ralph, Assistant Professor, African & African-American Studies and Anthropology, Harvard University 
David J. Harris, Managing Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute of Race and Justice, Harvard University 
4:00pm-6:00pm, Terrace Room, Paige Hall
Media & the Politics of the Death Penalty 
Marc Asnin, Photojournalist; Author of forthcoming Final Words 
John Artis, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter co-Defendant & Exoneree
Janeann Dill, Filmmaker, Artist; Institute for Interdisciplinary Art & Creative Intelligence
Melissa Ferrari, Tufts University class of '15
7:30pm-8:15pm, Crane Room, Paige Hall
Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award: Honoring John Artis and Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
Fred W. Hogan, Investigator, New Jersey Office of the Public Defender
John Artis, Rubin "Hurrican" Carter co-Defendant & Exoneree
John LeMay, Filmmaker; Tufts University class of '13
8:15pm, Crane Room, Paige Hall
Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues
Sister Helen Prejean
Introductory Remarks by Kathy Spillman, Director of Programs & Outreach, Witness to Innocence