PROFESSOR DONELSON INVITED TO PRESENT ON POLICING AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE FOR HUMANE STUDIES
September 2021 — Professor Raff Donelson will be featured in the upcoming seminar on Policing and Political Philosophy, presented by the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. Professor Donelson’s presentation is entitled “Hobbes and America’s Police Problem.”
The Institute for Humane Studies offers seminars in order to connect scholars and to inspire and develop impactful research. The seminar on Policing and Political Philosophy will take place October 15-17, 2021. Donelson’s work will be a follow-up to his 2017 essay, “Blacks, Cops, and the State of Nature,” published in the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law.
Professor Raff Donelson is an Associate Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson Law who earned his J.D. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Northwestern University. Professor Donelson’s research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of philosophy, constitutional law, and criminal law. His more theoretical research interests include metaethics and general jurisprudence, while his doctrinal work focuses on constitutional protections for criminals and the accused. His scholarship includes contributions to books published by Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press, as well as articles in U.S. and foreign law reviews and in philosophy journals such as Metaphilosophy. He has been an invited speaker at numerous legal and philosophy conferences and has addressed both U.S. and foreign academic audiences. His work is featured in Legal-Phi, which is an online venue that profiles the work of rising stars in the field of legal philosophy.