Denison announces 2011 commencement speaker
Date of Event: February 11, 2011
Posted: February 11, 2011
Denison University has announced its 2011 commencement speaker. David Bayley, member of the Denison class of 1955 and distinguished professor in the School of Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany, will serve as the keynote speaker at Denison’s 170th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 15.
A specialist in international criminal justice, with particular interest in policing, Bayley has done extensive research in India, Japan, Australia, Canada, Bosnia, Britain, Singapore, and the United States. His work has focused on police reform, accountability, foreign assistance to police agencies, and crime-prevention strategies. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. government and the United Nations on police reform in Bosnia. He was a member of the International Oversight Commission for the reform of the police of Northern Ireland (2000-2007) and is a member of the U.N.’s Global Police Policy Community advisory group.
Bayley’s most recent book is “The Police in War: Fighting Insurgency, Terrorism, and Violent Crime,” written with Robert Perito.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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