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Dan Berger publishes op-ed on initiative to reduce the American jail population

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger publishes op-ed in Truthout about the MacArthur Foundation's $75 million initiative to reduce the American jail population. As part of that program, the Foundation has asked jail staff at 20 municipalities around the country to work with judges, prosecutors, court administrators, police and correctional officials to reduce the size of the jail population. In his op-ed...

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Dan Berger Wins Organization of American Historians Book Prize

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger won the 2015 James A. Rawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians (OAH) for Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era

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Dan Berger tours east coast to promote Captive Nation

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger delivered a series of lectures on the east coast related to his book, Captive Nation.  Berger gave a lecture entitled "Prisons, State Violence, and the Organizing Tradition" at Dickinson College.  More than 100 students and faculty attended the talk, which was hosted by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and the Popal Shaw Center for Race and Ethnicity. 

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Dan Berger publishes on Malcolm X in Al Jazeera America

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger published "Malcolm X's Challenge to Mass Incarceration" in Al Jazeera America, discussing the significance of Malcolm X and his legacy, fifty years after his assassination in 1965.  

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Dan Berger speaks on radio about Captive Nation

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger discussed his book Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era on the Morning Blend, a program of KBCS radio in Bellevue. KBCS played excerpts of the interview with Berger throughout the week of Feb 2.

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