L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series

Ekrem Mus is a dual Wilder School alumnus in Public Policy and Administration as well as Criminal Justice.

The Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy gives students the opportunity to learn from and engage with leading scholars in a variety of fields related to public policy with a specific focus on race and social equity each year. This series, and conversations and ideas that challenge and inspire us to achieve a more just society, are more relevant and critically important than ever before.

2023 Lecture 

"State of Democracy & Human Rights in Turkey" will feature Wilder School alumnus Ekrem Mus (‘10 PPAD, ‘06 CJ), Cmelikova Visiting International Scholar, University of Richmond Jepson School of Leadership Studies. He'll explore human rights, criminal justice and public policy implications in Turkey. 

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 14 12:00-1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Raleigh Building, Rm. 0001,. 001 West Franklin Street

Lunch will be provided

About Ekrem Mus

Dr. Ekrem Mus, the Jepson School's 2023-24 Zuzana Simoniova Cmelikova Visiting International Scholar in Leadership and Ethics, researches democratic backsliding and security governance in developing countries. A native of Turkey, he earned a doctorate in public policy and administration at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Prior to his appointment at the Jepson School, he was a senior research fellow at the Global Center for Security Studies, a London-based nongovernmental organization committed to promoting peace and security through a global network of experts.

For over 20 years, Mus has taught undergraduate and graduate students an array of subjects, including terrorism, cybersecurity, research methods, and policing. 

He has held various leadership roles with the Turkish National Police, culminating in his appointment as a police chief across different departments. He has actively engaged in international missions with entities such as the European Union, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the United Nations in countries including Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. 

A distinguished scholar and practitioner, Mus brings a comprehensive understanding of complex global security issues and governance dynamics to the Jepson School and the University of Richmond.

2022 Lecture

WHAT: Join Anbu Arumugan, Senior Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the Government Arts College in Chennai, India, for a discussion of research in the international context. Her presentation is entitled: "Professional Development for Early Career Researchers."

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 5 at noon

WHERE: The event is free to attend and will be held in the Raleigh Building, Room B001,1001 West Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23284

About the presenter:

Anbu Arumugam, Ph.D., is a senior assistant professor in the Department of Public Administration, Annamalai University, India. She is currently on deputation to the Presidency College, Chennai and is head of the Department of Public Administration, Government Arts College in Nandanam, Chennai. 

2020 Lecture

Due to the current global health crisis, the Fall 2020 series was held in a virtual format. The lectures, which were free and open to the public, were conducted and recorded by Zoom.

“Racial Perceptions: Criminal Justice Policy and Punishment,” Shaun Gabbidon, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice, Penn State Harrisburg

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“Race-Neutrality: Rationalizing Remedies to Racial Inequality," Samuel Myers, Ph.D., Director, Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

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