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Danielle Allen
Danielle Allen is a political theorist and professor at Harvard, and is director of the Edmond J. Saftra Center for Ethics at Harvard. She has a new book which is part memoir, part critique of the justice system, Cuz: The Life & Times of Michael A. It's about his younger cousin who at 15 was arrested for the first time, when the war on drugs led to tough sentencing guidelines. Michael spent 11 years in prison, and then after his release was killed three years later.

Wed, Sep 20, 2017 -- 1:00pm


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Sep 19, 2017
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