What is an Executive Session?

An Executive Session brings together the leading thinkers on a particular topic. The Harvard and NIJ partnership to form an Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety has assembled 28 executives and academic professionals to explore issues in policing and crime control.

Participants are selected for the sessions based on a combination of factors, including experience, ability to work cooperatively and potential for helping with dissemination.

Sessions take place over three days. Session participants direct the meetings and guide the discussion. Ultimately, the group examines how the discussion can influence public policy. Each session typically leads to the publication of several papers by expert panel members.

Date Created: March 4, 2009