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3rd Annual Distinguished Speaker Series on Wrongful Convictions

Wrongful Convictions Distinguished Speakers Series: The X Factor: Causes of Wrongful Convictions of Women
September 25, 5-6:30 pm, GB Gage Gallery

The Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project and the Department of Psychology present a distinguished speaker series featuring eminent scholars, wrongfully convicted individuals, and activists in a series that addresses miscarriages of justice, wrongful convictions, and where the system fails. Karen L. Daniel is Co-Director of Northwestern University’s esteemed Center on Wrongful Convictions. Since 2000, Ms. Daniel has successfully represented numerous wrongfully convicted clients in state and federal court proceedings and before the governor’s clemency board, achieving exonerations in both DNA and non-DNA cases, In 2012 Ms. Daniel co-founded the Women’s Project of the Center on Wrongful Convictions. Nicole Harris was exonerated in 2013 after being wrongfully convicted of murder in 2005. She graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 2004 with a bachelor of science in Psychology and is currently employed by Northwestern University. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Professor Bethany Barratt at bbarratt@roosevelt.edu or Professor Shari Berkowitz at sberkowitz@roosevelt.edu

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Watch the whole lecture on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-W6mrCymVw
Karen L. Daniel and Nicole Harris @ Loundy Human Rights Project of Roosevelt University, Part 1-8
September 25, 2013


Wrongful Convictions Distinguished Speakers Series: David Harris
October 16, 5-6:30 pm, GB Gage Gallery

The Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project and the Department of Psychology present a distinguished speaker series featuring eminent scholars, wrongfully convicted individuals, and activists in a series that addresses miscarriages of justice, wrongful convictions, and where the system fails. David Harris studies, writes and teaches about police behavior and regulation, law enforcement, and national security issues and the law. Professor Harris is the leading national authority on racial profiling. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Professor Bethany Barratt at bbarratt@roosevelt.edu or Professor Shari Berkowitz at sberkowitz@roosevelt.edu

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Watch the whole lecture on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLQSJi0_COQ
David Harris @ Loundy Human Rights Project of Roosevelt University, Part 1-8
October 16, 2013


Wrongful Convictions Distinguished Speakers Series: From Eyewitness Misidentification to Restorative Justice: One Survivor’s Healing Journey
October 23, 5-6:30 pm, GB Gage Gallery

The Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project and the Department of Psychology present a distinguished speaker series featuring eminent scholars, wrongfully convicted individuals, and activists in a series that addresses miscarriages of justice, wrongful convictions, and where the system fails. Penny Beerntsen is a sexual assault survivor who misidentified her assailant, who then served 18 years in prison before being exonerated by DNA. Beerntsen is now a restorative justice practitioner. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Professor Bethany Barratt at bbarratt@roosevelt.edu or Professor Shari Berkowitz at sberkowitz@roosevelt.edu

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Watch the whole lecture on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Klb59COJvrY
Penny Beerntsen @ Loundy Human Rights Project of Roosevelt University, Part 1-4
October 23, 2013 


Wrongful Convictions Distinguished Speakers Series: A View from the Prosecution
Nov 6, 5-6:30 pm, GB Gage Gallery

The Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project and the Department of Psychology present a distinguished speaker series featuring eminent scholars, wrongfully convicted individuals, and activists in a series that addresses miscarriages of justice, wrongful convictions, and where the system fails. Robert Milan was theAssistant United States attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, 2008-2009 and first assistant state's attorney of Cook County, 2003-2008. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Professor Bethany Barratt at bbarratt@roosevelt.edu or Professor Shari Berkowitz at sberkowitz@roosevelt.edu


Wrongful Convictions Distinguished Speakers Series: Enacting Change
Nov 13, 5-6:30 pm, GB Gage Gallery

The Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project and the Department of Psychology present a distinguished speaker series featuring eminent scholars, wrongfully convicted individuals, and activists in a series that addresses miscarriages of justice, wrongful convictions, and where the system fails. Robert Warden, the executive director of Northwestern's Center on Wrongful Convictions, is an  award winning legal affairs journalist who has exposed more than a score of wrongful convictions in Illinois and was one of the people most responsible for ending the death penalty in IL, and most recently, working to pass the law requiring videotaping of interviews in major felony cases. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Professor Bethany Barratt at bbarratt@roosevelt.edu or Professor Shari Berkowitz at sberkowitz@roosevelt.edu