The Cassidy-Reid Lecture: "Kidnapping for Justice: Extralegal Renditions along the Canada-US Border" - Dr. Benjamin Hoy

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University Club, Level 5, University Centre
 

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The Cassidy-Reid Lecture Presents
Dr Benjamin Hoy

"Kidnapping for Justice: Extralegal Renditions along the Canada-US Border"

Thursday, September 28th 2017, 7pm
University Club, Level 5, University Centre
All are welcome
Reception to follow lecture

Since the 1830s, Canadian and American police officers have regularly utilized transnational abductions and prisoner exchanges to bring wanted men to justice. These practices, while violating at least one country’s laws, served as integral parts of border control. In the process, breaking law became a viable means of upholding it.

Dr Benjamin Hoy, a Guelph graduate and Stanford PhD, is now a tenure-stream faculty member at the University of Saskatchewan. He will be returning to Guelph the evening of Thursday September 28th to give the Cassidy-Reid lecture.  This is an endowed lectureship in honour of retired History faculty Dr Keith Cassidy and Dr Richard Reid, and is held every two years.