February 2014 Accolades
Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, was elected Fellow of the Geochemical Society.
John Paden, Robinson Professor of International Studies, presented “Understanding and Mitigating the Drivers of Islamist Extremism in Northern Nigeria” at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University. He also gave a presentation on “Nigeria: Religious Conflict or Coexistence?” to senior U.S. government officials.
Steven Pearlstein, Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs, gave a presentation about 21st-century capitalism at a conference of business leaders in New York. The conference was organized by the Brookings Institution and the Aspen Institute.
Laurie O. Robinson, Robinson Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, wrote the foreword for a recent book on justice reform, “Reducing Crime, Reducing Incarceration,” by Greg Berman, director of the Center for Court Innovation. She also spoke on two plenary panels at the American Society of Criminology’s November annual meeting. One panel discussed the potential for future federal spending for criminal justice research in an era of budget cutting, and the other described ways in which criminologists might play a more influential role in public policy in Washington.