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FAU Jupiter’s Lifelong Learning Society Presents Ed Davis

‘Patriots Day,’ a Movie Starring John Goodman as Davis, Opens Jan. 13

Commissioner Ed Davis

By Kami Barrett | 1/10/2017

Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter will present a lecture by Ed Davis on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. in the Lifelong Learning Society complex at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter.

Davis’ lecture, “Remembering Patriots Day: The Hunt for the Tsarnaev Brothers and the True Meaning of #BostonStrong,” is about his experience as the police commissioner of the Boston Police Department and how he was at the forefront of the emergency response to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing and the arrests that followed. His experience during the Boston Marathon bombings will be depicted in the upcoming feature film, “Patriots Day,” starring John Goodman as Davis, which is scheduled to be released on Friday, Jan. 13.

Davis is a frequent contributor to CNN, FOX News and USA Today, and has appeared on “Meet the Press” and “60 Minutes.” He is a fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics and has lectured extensively at Harvard and MIT on cyber security and terrorism. Davis’ unique approaches to terrorism, cyber security, and policing have been adopted both nationally and internationally in Singapore, London, Northern Ireland, Jordan and Israel.

John Ortiz Smykla, Ph.D., will moderate the question and session following Davis’ presentation. Smykla is the director and professor of the FAU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Michael and Janice Barry, long-time members and supporters of FAU’s Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter, are sponsoring the event.
Tickets are $55 for members and $65 for non-members. For more information, contact the Lifelong Learning Society at 561-799-8547 or visit


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