Professor Ron Levi moderates Munk and CBC Ideas panel on policing

Ron Levi

On May 15th and 16th, Professor Ron Levi moderated two panels at the Munk School of Global Affairs debating the dynamics of policing, trust and public consent in complex times. This is a two-part series and both parts have been recorded and broadcast on the CBC program IDEAS.

Professor Levi convened the sessions in his capacity as Director of the Munk School’s Global Justice Lab. He is an Associate Professor of Global Affairs and Sociology, the George Ignatieff Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies and Deputy Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs. Professor Levi’s research is on the legal and political dimensions of justice system responses to violence, crime, and human rights violations.

For the first of these panels, Professor Levi brought together Inspector Shawna Coxon from the Toronto Police Service; Todd Foglesong, Professor of Global Practice at the Munk School; and Donald Worme, Q.C., I.P.C., who is a Cree lawyer and founding member of the Indigenous Bar Association of Canada. For the second panel, Inspector Shawna Coxon from the Toronto Police Service was joined by Cal Corley, CEO of the Community Safety Knowledge Alliance and former Assistant Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; and Micheal Vonn, Policy Director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association.

More information about the panel is available on the CBC IDEAS website. We have embedded the audio below. The pieces first aired on June 15th and June 22nd.




 

Ron Levi as Holocaust Education Week’s Scholar in Residence

ron-levi-photo-updatedCongratulations to Professor Ron Levi who has been named the Scholar in Residence for the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre’s 2016 Holocaust Education Week.

Professor Levi is an Associate Professor of Global Affairs and Sociology and holds the George Ignatieff Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies. His research examines justice system responses to violence, crime and human rights violations, and he directs the Global Justice Lab that focuses on justice systems under pressure . As scholar in residence for Holocaust Education Week, Professor Levi will participate in the Opening Night presentation on November 2nd, a “Lunch ‘n Learn” session on November 4th and a panel discussion on November 9th.

Holocaust Education Week is an annual event presented by the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre. This, the 36th Holocaust Education Week presented by the centre, focuses on the theme The Future of Memory. The week’s programming begins on November 2nd and culminates in a commemoration of the anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass (November 9-10, 1938). This year’s theme asks how the Holocaust will be remembered in the future. Professor Levi connects to this theme by considering the role of our collective memory of the Holocaust in international courts and community safety worldwide. His thoughts, and more about the week’s programing are available here.