Police Violence, Perceived Powerlessness, and Riots from Paris to Ferguson | University of Oxford

Police Violence, Perceived Powerlessness, and Riots from Paris to Ferguson

Speaker
Dr Cathy Schneider (American University)
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:30
Venue
St Antony's College
62 Woodstock Road
Oxford
OX2 6JF
Venue details

Pavilion Seminar Room, Gateway Building

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
N/A
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

Why does police violence sometimes trigger violent uprisings like those in Ferguson and Baltimore this year and much of France exactly ten years ago? Why have police killings only triggered nonviolent demonstrations in New York? Cathy Lisa Schneider will speak about the relationship between police violence and urban unrest, and discuss the changes that have increased levels of urban unrest in the United States, as well as the legacy of the 2005 riots in France.