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University of Chicago's Institute of Politics: "Politics of Guns" panel on Tuesday

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WASHINGTON--As Vice President Joe Biden leads the White House task force to curb gun violence, created in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre, the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics kicks off the winter quarter hosting a Jan. 15 discussion on "The Politics of Guns in America."

The panel will be moderated by former NBC anchor and author Tom Brokaw with Mayor Rahm Emanuel; former Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-Oh.); his last day in Congress was last week; Chicago Tribune columnist Steve Chapman and the University of Chicago Crime Lab Director Jens Ludwig.

The U. of Chicago IOP, founded by David Axelrod, President Barack Obama's senior strategist, is kicking into higher gear this month. With the Obama re-election campaign over, Axelrod is now the executive director of the IOP.

The session next Tuesday takes place runs from 7:00 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. at the University's Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

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