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NIJ's 50th Anniversary - Looking Back, Looking Forward

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Event Duration
90 minutes

​NIJ’s 50th anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on how far the Institute has come, as well as its direction and priorities moving forward. In this Research for the Real World event, panelists will speak to the history and future of the Institute, drawing from decades of experience working for and closely with NIJ. Two Former NIJ Directors will reflect on their days heading the agency and their observations on how the agency has changed over time. Two police chiefs will talk about the importance of research to guide policing and the impact NIJ-funded research has had on their work.

Moderator: Dr. David B. Muhlhausen, Director, National Institute of Justice


  • John Laub, Former Director, National Institute of Justice
  • Hank Stawinski, Chief, Prince George’s County Police Department
  • James “CHIPS” Stewart, Former Director, National Institute of Justice
  • Scott Thomson, Chief, Camden County Police Department

Date Created: July 2, 2018