Franko-Maisel Prize for Public Policy: First-ever Franko Prize for Public Policy winner Gal Cohen ’20
2020 Annual Theme: U.S. Criminal Justice System and Racial Inequities
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A Conversation with Mr. Jeffery Robinson:
The Role of Race in the Criminal Injustice System

A renowned lawyer who has been fighting for justice for almost 40 years, Jeffery Robinson is the deputy legal director at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) national office and director of the ACLU’s Trone Center for Justice and Equality, which houses the organization’s work on criminal and racial justice issues. He is a dynamic, sought-after speaker on the role of race in the criminal justice system and a nationally recognized trial attorney, having tried over 200 criminal cases to verdict.

Join the Goldfarb Center for another event to unpack and debate issues on criminal justice and racial inequities, which is the Center’s public policy theme of the year.

It will be moderated by Goldfarb Center Executive Director Kimberly Flowers, Grace Hillis ’24 from the Goldfarb Student Executive Board, and Emmanuel Sogunle ’21 from the Student Government Association. We will be taking live questions from the audience, so come prepared with questions.

This virtual event is public and all are welcomed to join. 

Student Leadership

About the Goldfarb Center

We connect the Colby community to our nation’s most pressing current events, foster awareness of the role of public policy, and inspire active citizenship. We spark thought-provoking conversations through high-profile public events and create networking opportunities for students interested in public affairs. We believe in a nonpartisan, inclusive approach that welcomes every opinion as part of a healthy discourse.  

Letter from the Executive Director

Welcome to our new website. Our aim is to keep the broader Colby community engaged and informed on the issues that either are the main headlines of the day or that should be. Our programming, which is mostly virtual this academic year, is designed to reach the broader Colby community, including students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as residents in Waterville and beyond.