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Minneapolis and Beyond – How to Move Forward with Criminal Justice Reform

June 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Join OPIA for a conversation with Chloe Cockburn ’07, Program Officer for Criminal Justice Reform at Open Philanthropy and Josie Duffy ’13, President of The Appeal, for a discussion of where we go now with criminal justice reform in the United States in the wake of Minneapolis. Students will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance, and also during the event, to our participants.

Chloe Cockburn leads Open Philanthropy’s strategy for investing in criminal justice policy and practice reforms to substantially reduce incarceration while maintaining public safety. Prior to joining Open Philanthropy, she oversaw state policy reform work for the ACLU’s Campaign to End Mass Incarceration. Previously, Chloe worked with the Vera Institute and the civil rights law firm of Neufeld, Scheck and Brustin, and clerked for Judge Sifton of the Eastern District of New York. Chloe graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Classics and Visual Art, and has a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She joined Open Philanthropy in August 2015.

Josie Duffy Rice is a journalist and lawyer whose work is primarily focused on prosecutors, prisons, and other criminal justice issues. Currently, she is President of The Appeal, a news publication that publishes original journalism about the criminal justice system.

Josie co-hosts the podcast Justice in America. She is a 2020 New America Fellow, a 2019-2020 Type Media Fellow, and a Civic Media Fellow at University of Southern California’s Annenberg Innovation Lab. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Slate, and Gawker, among others.

Josie’s a graduate of Harvard Law School and received her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and son.

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Attendees are encouraged to submit questions in advance of the program, and no later than 10 p.m. on June 24th. Individuals can submit questions anonymously.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office at, or (617) 495-1880 in advance of the event.


June 25, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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