Public Health Approaches to Reducing Targeted Violence
Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Horchow HallCost: Free but register in advance
103 (GM Room)
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven CT 06511
The Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs and the Yale School of Public Health will co-host the discussion, “Public Health Approaches to Reducing Targeted Violence.”
Targeted violence incidents have been increasing in recent years, and the risk continues to grow. Targeted violence, meaning violence that is premeditated and directed at specific groups, individuals or locations, has generally been addressed by law enforcement and carceral means after violent events have occurred; however, it is possible to prevent, detect and deter potential perpetrators of targeted violence using public health approaches.
Speakers include: Dr. Megan Ranney, dean of the Yale School of Public Health and expert on gun violence; Matthew Schumacher, PhD, a Navy veteran and clinical and operational psychologist for the Los Angeles Sheriff Division; Myrieme Churchill, executive director of Parents for Peace who specializes in deradicalizing extremists and supporting their families; and Brian Hughes, PhD, acting director of the Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL) based at American University, which focuses on preventing radicalization.
Panelists will discuss the current limitations surrounding targeted violence prevention, and what could be done to strengthen systems to reduce risk using public health approaches. It will be moderated by Shan Soe-Lin, a lecturer at the Jackson School.
The event is open to the Yale campus community. Registration is required.