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Institute for the Study of Culture and Society: Dr. Albert Dzur

Dr. Albert Dzur
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.| Maumee Branch Library |501 River Road | Maumee, Ohio

""Dr. Albert W. Dzur is a Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science. He studies citizen participation and power-sharing in criminal justice, health care, public administration, and education. His work on democratic professionalism focuses on innovators who welcome citizen agency in these domains, the barriers they face, and the resources available to link small-scale efforts to broad democratic renewal.

Dr. Dzur has won many awards for his research, including the 2017 Brown Democracy Medal from the McCourtney Institute of Democracy at Penn State University, a 2018 special research commendation from the Ohio House of Representatives, and a Distinguished Research Professorship from the BGSU Board of Trustees in 2019.

He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Canberra, the University of Edinburgh, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the Kettering Foundation, the University of Oslo, and the University of Tromsø. He writes regularly for the Boston Review and the National Civic Review, where he is a contributing editor. He is on the editorial board of the Howard Journal of Crime and Justice and on the editorial team of the International Journal of Restorative Justice.

Contact Information:

Dr. Albert Dzur
Distinguished Research Professor
Department of Political Science
Address: 111 Williams Hall

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From NowThis News (2019).

Details how Dayton, Ohio, a city hit particularly hard by the opioid crisis, cut its overdose numbers in half following a change in the approach to addiction.

The Wall Street Journal (2016).

Informs viewers about opioid addiction on a national scale and follows four families impacted by the crisis.

CBC News: The National (2017).

The National takes an in depth look at Portsmouth, Ohio, one of the cities considered to be an epicenter for the opioid epidemic.

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