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“What 20 Million Traffic Stops Tell Us about Policing and Race”

The UNCG Center for Legislative Studies presents its first lecture this semester.

Dr. Frank Baumgartner, Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor of Political Science, UNC Chapel Hill, will speak Thursday, February 7, 7:30 p.m., in the School of Education Building, Room 120. The lecture is titled “Suspect Citizens: What 20 Million Traffic Stops Tell Us about Policing and Race.”

Baumgartner’s work generally focuses on how public policies are made in democracies, with attention to lobbying, issue-definition, framing, and agenda-setting, including the role of the media in elections. He was one of the creators of the Comparative Agendas Project, which allows tracking of public policy activities of governments over long periods of time.

He has published 10 books and edited four others. Several of his books have won awards, including the Aaron Wildavsky Award for an enduring contribution to the field of public policy (2001, for Agendas and Instability); the Gladys M. Kammerer Award for the best book on US national policy (2008, for The Decline of the Death Penalty); the Leon D. Epstein Outstanding Book Award on political organizations and parties (2010, for Lobbying and Policy Change); the Louis Brownlow Award for the best book in the field of public administration (2015, for The Politics of Information); and the International Public Policy Association book award (2017, also for The Politics of Information).

In 2011 he received the Samuel J. Eldersveld Award for Career Achievement from the American Political Science Association section on political organizations and parties.

Admission is free. The public is welcome.