Event Calendar

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Tue, Nov 17, 2020

Elizabeth Hinton sitting in front of a bookshelf

"From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime"

Elizabeth Hinton is associate professor in the Department of History and the Department of African American Studies at Yale, and professor of law at Yale Law School. Before joining the Yale faculty, Hinton was a professor in the Department History and the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard. A Ford Foundation and Carnegie Corporation Fellow, Hinton completed her Ph.D. in United States history at Columbia University in 2013.

Professor Hinton will discuss the implementation of federal law enforcement programs beginning in the mid-1960s that transformed domestic social policies and laid the groundwork for the expansion of the U.S. prison system.

This event is part of the Provost’s Lecture Series, which will focus on “The History of Anti-Black Racism in America” for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and the public are all welcome.