Sam Walker, Ph.D.
- "Making Sense of the War:
- Protest and Patriotism"
- Friday, October 28
Samuel Walker is a widely quoted expert on issues of civil liberties, policing and criminal justice policy.
He is the author of 14 books on those subjects, which have appeared in a combined total of 36 different editions. He has been interviewed in every major media outlet in the U.S. and around the world, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, PBS/Frontline, CNN and others.
His book, Presidents and Civil Liberties From Wilson to Obama, won the Langum Prize for the Best Book in American Legal History for 2012. Walker is Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO), where he taught from 1974 to 2005. He received a Ph.D. in American History from The Ohio State University in 1973.
In 2011, Walker won the Western Society of Criminology’s W.E.B. Dubois Award for contributions to the field of criminology in the area of race and ethnicity.