Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs

Addressing the Challenges of Gun Violence in America with Data-Informed Solutions

7 p.m. Thursday, February 9. 2023 Ostrove Auditorium, Colby College

Dr. Webster, one of the nation’s leading experts on the prevention of gun violence, has published widely on the impacts of gun policies on homicides, suicides, and gun trafficking and led studies of community violence intervention programs, youth violence prevention, and intimate partner violence. He is the lead editor and contributor to Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis.

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

In the U.S. Congress and the United Nations, at local school boards and throughout state legislatures, we face an array of daunting public policy challenges. War in Ukraine. Climate Change. School Curricula. Voting Rights. And the list goes on. From the global to the local, the outcomes of these public policy debates will impact generations to come. As a college community, how can we advance conversations and find solutions to the challenges we face at the state, national, and global levels?