The FHU Connections Series

The FHU Connections Series is a week-long program held each semester that highlights the interdisciplinary linkages impacting a topic of national importance. The goals of the program are:

  1. to provide students with academic activities both inside and outside of the classroom.
  2. to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty.


Program details Fall 2016:

Topic: "Better Safe Than Sorry? The Price of Protection in America Today"
Date: September 26-30, 2016

The role of the police officer is to uphold law and order, protecting our communities. In today's increasing violent landscape, American law enforcement professionals struggle to balance personal safety against the rights of people they must confront. This semester’s Connections Series explores questions of police militarization, media hype, and racial bias, all of which play a role in determining what price we are willing to pay to feel safe.


Monday, September 26, at 6:00pm - Ayers Auditorium

"Policing the Policy -- a law enforcement panel featuring FHU alumni who served as police officers discuss the challenges.

Tuesday, September 27, at 4:00pm - Crew Center

"Police Protection in America: Are We Safe or Sorry" -- A discussion of the documentaries "Peace Officer" and "Frontline: Policing the Police." Opposing views moderated by FHU faculty members Corey Markum, Nathan Warf, and Stark Davis.