Civic Engagement and Gun Control – Presentation on April 18 at JCC

The first presentation of 2013 in the Center for Community Studies Series on Civic Engagement will feature Robert J. Spitzer, Ph.D. and his presentation entitled “Civic Engagement and Gun Control.”  The presentation will take place on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 6:45 p.m. in the Sturtz Theater in the McVean Student Center (Building 4).  An earlier presentation with a different emphasis on gun control will be given at 12:30 p.m. on the same day in the Jules Center Amphitheater, Room 6-002 of the Jules Center (Building 6).   Both presentations are free and open to community members.

Dr. Spitzer,  SUNY distinguished service professor and chair of the political science department at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland, is the author of nearly 500 scholarly articles and papers and 14 books on a variety of American politics subjects, including The Presidency and Public Policy, The Right to Life Movement and Third Party Politics, President and Congress, Media and Public Policy, Politics and Constitutionalism, The Right to Bear Arms, The Presidency and the Constitution, Saving the Constitution from Lawyers, Gun Control, and The Encyclopedia of Gun Control and Gun Rights. His most recent book publication is the 5th edition of The Politics of Gun Control, Paradigm Publishers, 2012.

In addition to testifying several times before U.S. Congress, Dr. Spitzer has been interviewed by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Slate and Politico, among other publications.  Additionally he has appeared on several national television programs including NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America and Nightly News, PBS’s News Hour with Jim Lehrer, MSNBC’s Countdown With Keith Olbermann, CNN, NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and numerous media outlets in Canada, Britain, Australia, Japan, Germany, Norway and Spain.  In addition to his doctoral degree from Cornell University, Dr. Spitzer holds a master of arts from Cornell and a bachelor of arts from SUNY Fredonia.

For more information, please contact the Center for Community Studies at 315-786-2488.