From Protest to Action to Justice: Politics, Media, and the Law

About the Panelists

Jody Armour is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at USC. His book Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America addresses three core concerns of the Black Lives Matter movement: racial profiling, police brutality, and mass incarceration.



K.C. Cole (moderator) is a professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the author of eight nonfiction books, including the best-selling The Universe and the Teacup: The Mathematics of Truth and Beauty and Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens: Frank Oppenheimer and His Astonishing Exploratorium.



Gillian Hadfield is the author of Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy. She is a professor of law and economics, and the director of the Center for Law and Social Science, at USC.




Robert Scheer is a veteran political journalist. He conducted the famous Playboy interview with Jimmy Carter and went on to interview Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and other prominent political figures. In the late 1960s, he was Vietnam correspondent and editor of Ramparts magazine. He has been a national correspondent at the L.A. Times and host of KCRW’s Left, Right, and Center. The author of ten books, including They Know Everything About You: How Data Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies are Destroying Democracy, Scheer is currently a columnist at and a professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.