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Marc Howard

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Marc Morjé Howard is professor of government and law at Georgetown University, as well as the founding director of the Prisons and Justice Initiative, which brings together scholars, practitioners, and students to combat the problem of mass incarceration. His research addresses the deep challenges of contemporary democracy and the tragedy of criminal justice and prisons in America. He is the author of Unusually Cruel: Prisons, Punishment, and the Real American Exceptionalism (2017), The Politics of Citizenship in Europe (2009), and The Weakness of Civil Society in Post-Communist Europe (2003), as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Howard holds a B.A. from Yale University, M.A. and Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley, and J.D. from Georgetown University. He previously taught a class supported through the Berkley Center's Doyle Seminars project.