The public is invited to College of Western Idaho (CWI) for a special guest lecture by renowned forensic science expert Dr. Greg Hampikian, executive director of the Idaho Innocence Project. Dr. Hampikian will visit CWI on Wednesday (Oct. 19) for a presentation on the use of forensic DNA to exonerate innocent people on death row. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. in room 201E of CWI’s Nampa Campus Academic Building.
Dr. Hampikian is a Biology and Criminal Justice professor at Boise State University. He has worked on more than a dozen exonerations throughout his career; both in the United States and internationally. Hampikian has been featured on several national television shows, including CBS’s 48 Hours.