Brown University will be host to a three-part Janus Lecture Series on the social effects of gun violence titled 'Guns in America'. The three lectures, taking place March 14th, 21st, and April 9th, will invite nationally renowned scholars and experts to have a conversation about the effects of gun violence in America. This event is sponsored by the Office of the President at Brown University and the Political Theory Project, which you can learn more about here.
The March 14th lecture, titled "Reducing Crime", will examine the effects that gun violence has on the community, focusing on high-density urban areas, and what can be done to reduce the number of gun-related deaths. On March 21st the lecture "Cultural Legacy" will examine what the legacy of gun culture is in the United States and it's effect on the American identity, and what popular media has done to perpetuate gun violence. The lecture on April 9th, "Mental Health", will look at what society can do to help manage the mentally ill and what restrictions mental health could have on gun ownership. All three lectures will feature nationally recognized scholars, award-winning authors, and executives of mental health and treatment institutions.
All three lectures in the series are free and open to the public. The March 14th lecture begins at 3:30 P.M., while the other two both have a 4:00 P.M. start time. They will all be located in MacMillan Hall, Room 117, on the Brown University campus (George Street & Thayer Street).