WHO: Jonathan Shepherd, director of the Cardiff University Violence and Society Research Group
WHERE: St. Mary’s Church, 3916 Locust Walk on the University of Pennsylvania campus
WHEN: Noon, Saturday, May 11
Shepherd is the first United Kingdom recipient of the 2008 Stockholm Criminology Prize, described by The New York Times as "the equivalent of a Nobel prize." He was awarded a 2010 Queen's Anniversary Prize for excellence in higher education.
His work as a surgeon led him to study violence prevention. His discoveries resulted in a prototype U.K. crime-reduction partnership, which he continues to chair and which was used as a model in the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act.
The Penn Criminology Department graduation ceremony is one of many school and departmental graduation-related events scheduled to be held the weekend before the University’s 257th Commencement, Monday, May 13.