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'Guns in America' is focus of panel

Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 4:30 p.m. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

A panel discussion on "Guns in America," held in conjunction with a new photo exhibition that features gun owners from around the country, is set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The panel will include: Peter Brooks, Princeton's Mellon Visiting Professor in Comparative Literature and the University Center for Human Values, whose work crosses disciplines including literature, law and psychiatry; James Jacobs, the Chief Justice Warren E. Burger Professor of Constitutional Law and the Courts and director of the Center for Research in Crime and Justice at the New York University School of Law; and Nicholas Johnson, a professor of law at the Fordham University School of Law. Stanley Katz, a lecturer with the rank of professor in public and international affairs at Princeton, will serve as moderator.

The discussion will tackle issues documented by photographer Kyle Cassidy's exhibition, "Guns in America," which is on view in the Bernstein Gallery of Robertson Hall through May 1. Cassidy spent two years and 15,000 miles crisscrossing the country meeting American gun owners, photographing them in their homes and asking them all one question: "Why do you own a gun?"

The event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. A reception in the Bernstein Gallery will follow the panel discussion.

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