Gender and Security Seminar Series: How to Reduce Gun and Gang Violence in Latin America and Across the Globe


Friday, February 21, 2020, 11:30am to 1:00pm


Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building, 4th Floor, Harvard Kennedy School

Join us for an HKS Gender and Security Seminar Series event featuring Thomas Abt, Senior Fellow with the Council on Criminal Justice. Lunch will be served

Thomas AbtAbout Thomas Abt

Thomas Abt is a Senior Fellow with the Council on Criminal Justice, where he writes, teaches, and studies the use of evidence-informed approaches to reduce urban violence among other criminal justice topics. His book, Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence - and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets, was published by Basic Books in June 2019. Abt’s work is frequently featured in major media outlets such as the Atlantic, Economist, Foreign Affairs, New Yorker, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, and National Public Radio. Before joining the Council he served as a Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Deputy Secretary for Public Safety in New York, and Chief of Staff to the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice.

About the HKS Gender and Security Seminar Series 

The HKS Gender and Security Seminar Series, organized by Dara Kay Cohen, Ford Foundation Associate Professor of Public Policy, and Zoe Marks, Lecturer in Public Policy, brings leading experts from academia and the policy world, working at the intersection of gender, human rights, and security, to Harvard Kennedy School. Speakers discuss their research in progress or share their perspectives on current policy debates. The series is co-sponsored by four centers at HKS: the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Carr Center for Human Rights, and Women and Public Policy Program.