Please join us on Wednesday, Feb. 17th for the Center for American Political Studies Tocqueville Lecture given by Prof. Bruce Western, in conversation with artist Stephen Tourlentes about the current state of the U.S. prison system.4:00 – 5:00pm, Lecture in Belfer Case Study Room, 1730 Cambridge Street5:00 – 6:00pm, Reception on the 4th floor of CGIS Knafel, 1737 Cambridge Street
Stephen Tourlentes, Wyoming State Death House Prison, Rawlins, WY
Bruce Western is a Professor of Sociology and Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice Policy, Director of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, and Faculty Chair of the Program in Criminal Justice at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Western served as vice chair of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on the Causes and Consequences of High Incarceration Rates in the Unites States, and he is the principal investigator on the Harvard Executive Session on Community Corrections and the Boston Reentry Study. He is the author of the award-winning book, Punishment and Inequality.
Stephen Tourlentes is a Boston-based award-winning artist who has exhibited both locally and nationally. His work has been presented in a number of solo and group exhibitions, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. His work is a number of collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harvard University, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Tourlentes has a MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where he is currently an adjunct professor.
Of Lengths and Measures: Prison and the American Landscape, an exhibition of Tourlentes' photographs of prisons shot at night, from across the United States, is currently installed in the CAPS spaces on the 4th floor of the CGIS Knafel Building.