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This webinar originally aired on April 11th, 2019

Quantitative research can be crucial to understanding the world around us. However, not all audiences respond well to an academic paper filled with numbers and analytical models. This begs the question: how can Atlas Network partners give research a voice? To give some insight into this topic, we will be joined on April 11th at 10 AM EST by Arthur Rizer from the R Street Institute.

About the Presenter:

Arthur Rizer is director of criminal justice and civil liberties policy for the R Street Institute, where he heads institute programs dealing with a variety of issues related to crime, policing, civil liberties and privacy. In this capacity, he produces original research, writes for the popular press and educates policymakers on criminal justice and civil liberty issues. Arthur is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of London, University College London in the Department of Security and Crime Science.

Arthur previously served as associate professor of law at West Virginia University’s College of Law and visiting professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. From 2005 to 2014, he was a trial attorney with the U.S. Justice Department, primarily serving as a federal prosecutor with the Criminal Division’s Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section, specifically targeting command and control drug cartel leaders and narco-terrorists. He also served as a prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California and in the civil division, working on immigration-related litigation, and with the Federal Programs Guantanamo Bay litigation team. He joined the Justice Department after a three-year stint as a patrol officer with the police department of Cheney, Washington, having graduated the Washington State Police Academy with high honors.

Arthur earned his Master of Laws, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center, and his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Gonzaga University School of Law. He also is a graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Command Staff College. Arthur currently is pursuing his doctorate in philosophy at Oxford University’s Faculty of Law, focusing his studies on criminology.

Arthur is the author of 22 academic journal articles, 71 articles, and three books: Lincoln’s Counsel: Lessons Learned from America’s Most Persuasive Speaker (2010); The National Security Implications of Immigration Law (2013); and Jefferson’s Pen: The Art of Persuasion (2016).