CONTACT: Karen Teber /


Gun Violence: Public Health & the Second Amendment
An O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law panel event

WASHINGTON (March 23, 2018) — Dara Jaffe, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, will join the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law (@ONeillInstitute) for a panel discussion “Gun Violence: Public Health & the Second Amendment” this Monday, March 26th at 5:30 p.m.

The panel provides a public, civil discussion among students, community leaders, public health experts, and gun rights advocates as part of the national conversation surrounding the Second Amendment, just days after the March for Our Lives in Washington, DC.

This event is cosponsored by the O’Neill Institute, Georgetown University Law Center’s Office of the Dean, and the following student organizations: Active Minds Georgetown University, Georgetown Law Students for Democratic Reform (GLSDR), and Human Rights Action – Amnesty International (HRA-AI).

Gun Violence: Public Health & the Second Amendment

POSTPONED until Monday, March 26, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Georgetown University Law Center
McDonough Hall, Room 110
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20001


  • Lawrence Gostin (moderator) | Professor, Georgetown Law, Faculty Director, O’Neill Institute
  • Trevor Burrus | Research Fellow, CATO Institute
  • Liza Gold, MD |  Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Dara Jaffe | Freshman student, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
  • Scott Novak | 1L Student, Georgetown Law, Gun Violence Prevention Advocate
  • Katie Whitaker | Mom’s Demand Action

MEDIA: Space is limited. Please RSVP by noon p.m. on Monday, March 26 to Karen Teber at

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University is the premier center for health law, scholarship, and policy. Its mission is to contribute to a more powerful and deeper understanding of the multiple ways in which law can be used to improve the public’s health, using objective evidence as a measure. The O’Neill Institute seeks to advance scholarship, science, research, and teaching that will encourage key decision-makers in the public, private, and civil society to employ the law as a positive tool for enabling more people in the United States and throughout the world to lead healthier lives.



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