The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research is engaged in original scholarly research, policy analysis and agenda-setting public discourse. Our goal is to bring public health expertise and perspectives to the complex policy issues related to gun violence prevention.
An important part of the Center's mission is to serve as an objective and informative resource for the news media, thereby providing the public with accurate information about gun injuries, prevention strategies, and policies.
Center director Daniel Webster to deliver Annual Rosemary Flanigan Lecture at Kansas City University
“Gun Violence in America: How Culture and Politics Shape Our Response”
Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
For more information, and to access the live webcast, please click here.
New Fact Sheet on the Gun Center:
We have a new fact sheet describing our Center and highlighting some of our accomplishments.
Panel Discussion on Interrupting Gun Violence from the Ground Up with Dr. Daniel Webster
Thursday, February 4th
Johns Hopkins University
Jon Vernick to deliver the Dean's Lecture: Why is Changing Gun Policy in the U.S. So Difficult?
Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sheldon Hall (W1214)
Wolfe Street Building
Congressional Forum: No More Silence: Commonsense Solutions to Address the Gun Violence Epidemic
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
11:00 am -12:30 pm
Capitol Visitors Center
Center Director Daniel Webster a panelist
Moving from Crisis to Action: A Public Health Approach to Reducing Gun Violence
Friday, December 4, 2015
Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church
Daniel Webster to Deliver the Keynote Address, Facing the Facts: How Gun Violence Is Shaping Life in America
For more information, please click here.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins University
Gun Violence in America: From Rhetoric to Real Solutions
Montgomery County Campus
Dr. Daniel Webster led the Second Term Seminar Series on Violence Prevention, sponsored by the Center for Gun Policy and Research, Center for Injury Research and Policy, and the Center for Youth Violence Prevention.
Nov. 21. Brian Frosh, Attorney General (Maryland): Challenges and Opportunities to Enforcing Maryland's Gun Laws (Sheldon Hall; 12:00-1:20PM). Additional speakers: Kathleen Campbell, Office of the Maryland Attorney General; Capt. Delaine Brady, Maryland State Police; Lauren Baraldi, Gun Violence Task Force, Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office; Daniel Webster, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy & Research. Watch the video here.
Nov. 24. Tom Tyler, Yale University: Procedural Justice - Repairing Relations Between Police and Community. Watch the video here.
Dec. 1. Mallory O'Brien, City of Milwaukee and Marquette University: Homicide Review as a Tool for Data-Driven Prevention
Dec. 8. Dave Sargent and Amy Johnson, MD Network against Domestic Violence; with Daniel Webster: Preventing Intimate Partner Homicides: Maryland's Lethality Assessment Program
Dec. 15. Teny Gross, The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence: Preventing Violence through Street Outreach and Conflict Mediation. Watch the video here
Center director Daniel Webster examines some hopeful possibilities that exist for a controversial public policy conundrum during his TEDMED talk. Please email Alicia Samuels (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on how to watch. A copy of his talk (as prepared for delivery) has been posted here.
Center director Daniel Webster gave the Distinguished Faculty Seminar at the University of Michigan on October 16th. Click here to watch his talk.
Center director Daniel Webster's research is highlighted in the Joyce Foundation's annual report. Listen to his story here.
Updated Evidence and Policy Developments on Reducing Gun Violence in America edited by Daniel W. Webster and Jon S. Vernick
This digital update to Reducing Gun Violence in America presents new research and policy developments in the effort to address the staggering toll of gun violence in the United States.
An essential companion to Reducing Gun Violence in America, the reliable, empirical research and legal analysis in this e-book will help lawmakers, opinion leaders and concerned citizens identify policy changes to address gun violence that takes an average of 80 lives every day.
If you prefer to read the Update on your e-reader, please click here.