Adelphi University’s Award-Winning Exploring Critical Issues Discusses Race, Police, and Protest

Exploring Critical Issues, the award-winning show hosted by Adelphi University President Dr. Robert A. Scott, will air a new episode focusing on Race, Police, and Protest.

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Garden City, NY - March 11th, 2015 - Exploring Critical Issues, the award-winning televised series conceived and hosted by Adelphi University President Robert A. Scott, will once again bring expert panelists together to discuss important current topics. The latest edition will discuss the intersection of race, police, and protests in recent events such as the deaths of Eric Garner and New York Police Department Officers Wenjian and Ramos. It will air for two weeks, beginning on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 10:00 PM.

“Fatal confrontations between police and African American men have continued to make headlines,” said Adelphi University President Dr. Robert A. Scott. “Why do such encounters escalate to violence? How are police trained to mitigate and diffuse such situations? How do we balance protection and prosecution?”

Joining Dr. Scott to explore this critical issue are Dr. Hugh Wilson, professor emeritus of political science, Adelphi University; Dr. Stephanie Lake, professor of sociology and director of the criminal justice program, Adelphi University; Dr. Jennifer Durham, associate professor of psychology, Adelphi University; and Kenneth Lack, inspector and commanding officer Nassau County Police Information Office.

“Race, Police, and Protest” airs in New York and Connecticut on Cablevision 29 (Long Island) and 137 (Connecticut and New York area outside of Long Island) and FiOS 296 (New York and Fairfield, CT). It will also stream simultaneously at on the airdates and times as follows:

  • Sunday, March 22 and March 29 at 10:00 PM
  • Monday, March 23 and March 30 at 10:30 PM
  • Friday, March 27 at 1:30 PM
  • Sunday, March 29 at 7:00 AM

Seen by nearly ten million households, Exploring Critical Issues has earned four Telly Awards (the cable equivalent of an Emmy) and the 2013 MarCom Gold Award for the Critical Regional Public Policy Issues (broadcast and cable) Campaign.  As the engaged University, Adelphi is proud to sponsor Exploring Critical Issues to provide scholars, advocates and other distinguished guests with a forum in which to examine important local, regional, national and global topics, including the environment, health, business, the arts, politics, law and government regulations.

About Adelphi University
Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults.

Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Suffolk County, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

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