About News Professor Brian N. Williams Speaks on Police Brutality as 'Finch Podcast' Guest Jun 26, 2020 Professor Brian N. Williams Speaks on Police Brutality as 'Finch Podcast' Guest Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, John Rappaport, talks about qualified immunity, unions, and police liability insurance. Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University of Virginia, Dr. Brian N. Williams, discusses police-community relations, the Black Lives Matter movement, and equal justice through understanding. Both are on this Extempore on Police Brutality in America. Listen on The Finch Podcast Brian N. Williams I am an Associate Professor of Public Policy in the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, after previous faculty appointments at Florida State University, Vanderbilt University and the University of Georgia (UGA), as well as administrative appointments at UGA and Vanderbilt. My research centers on issues related to demographic diversity, local law enforcement, and public governance, with special attention devoted to the co-production of public safety and public order. Read full bio Related Content Brian N. Williams Where Do We Go From Here? News “We’re at the intersection of past and present—and we're teetering a bit,” Batten professor Brian N. Williams told an online audience last week. “Evolution or revolution? Reform or riot? Progress or more protests? Should we defund and divest or deconstruct and reconstruct?” What Colleges and Universities Can Do to Improve Police-Community Relations News What can America’s higher education system do to reduce the use of excessive force among police? As a public policy scholar who examines the interplay between race, policing and public governance, I see multiple things that colleges and universities can do to make a difference.