The Burden of Gun Violence: Trends and Policy Solutions

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Graduate Hotel
Wayne Ballroom
Downtown Iowa City, IA 52245

This event brings together a panel of experts to discuss the burden of American gun violence and the potential for evidence-based public policy solutions.

The UI Public Policy Center’s Crime & Justice Policy research program, directed by Mark Berg, is hosting this panel as part of the Run Up to the 2020 Caucus – a series designed to examine different policy topics that will be discussed during the campaign.

Topics will include:

  • Lethal and non-lethal gun violence trends in the United States
  • Gender and gun violence
  • The regulation of guns and gun markets
  • Gun violence reduction strategies and their effectiveness for reducing suicide and criminal violence

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged.

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This event is jointly sponsored by the UI Public Policy Center Crime and Justice Policy Research Program, UI Department of Sociology and Criminology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, UI Department of Political Science (CLAS), UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication (CLAS), UI Department of Emergency Medicine, UI School of Social Work (CLAS), and Kirkwood Community College.