Alex Vitale
Managing Defiance - Protest Policing and the Occupy Wall Street Movement

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 Alex Vitale

Please join us at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15th, when associate professor of sociology at Brooklyn College Alex S. Vitale will be speaking on the challenges that the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, with its more defiant style of protest, poses for local police that have recently placed greater emphasis on maintaining order as a strategic priority. He will also explore what we can expect at upcoming protests at the G8 Summit in Chicago, the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Alex S. Vitale is Associate Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College whose research focuses on the policing of demonstrations and other political activities in the US and internationally. He has been published in Policing and Society, Criminology and Public Policy, Contemporary Sociology, and Mobilization, and his most recent work appears in Occupied: Scenes from an Occupied America (Verso 2011). He is regularly quoted in the media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, the Atlantic, and NPR’s "Talk of the Nation." He is also the author of City of Disorder: How the Quality of Life Campaign Transformed New York Politics (NYU 2008).

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and an RSVP is required to attend. A valid photo ID is also required.

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 Event Details
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Presentation and Q&A
1:00–2:00 p.m.

Vera Institute of Justice
Herb Sturz-Burke Marshall Conference Center
233 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10279





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