Police Commissioner during Boston Marathon Bombing to speak at UE's Snyder Lecture

Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The University of Evansville’s Patricia Snyder Lecture is set for Thursday, October 12, at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. The speaker will be former Boston Police Department commissioner Ed Davis, who was at the forefront of the emergency response to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the arrests that followed. 

The topic of Davis’s lecture will be “Policing in America: The Changing Landscape of Our Cities & Law Enforcement’s Role in Protecting Our Communities.”

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Reserve your seat online here. 

Davis’s experience during the Boston Marathon bombings was depicted in the feature film, Patriots Day, which starred Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, and John Goodman as Commissioner Davis. 

Davis is currently president and CEO of the business strategy and security agency, Edward Davis LLC. He has built a stellar reputation on his experience in interagency collaboration and law enforcement on local, state, national, and international levels. His insight in cyber security and anti-terrorism, as well as his expert knowledge in crisis management and strategic planning translates across industries. Davis’s unique approaches to terrorism, cyber security, and policing have been adopted both nationally and internationally in Singapore, London, Northern Ireland, Jordan, and Israel.

The Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series was made possible in 1997 through an endowment from the late Patricia H. Snyder, trustee and longtime friend of University, to bring speakers or performers of renown to Evansville at no cost to the public

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