Between Attacks: Canadian Counter-Terrorism in the 1970s and 1980s and Its Relevance to the 9/11 Era

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Between Attacks: Canadian Counter-Terrorism in the 1970s and 1980s and Its Relevance to the 9/11 Era

Monday, 2 December 2013 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Venue: 
Pavilion Seminar Room, Gateway Building, St Antony's College
Speaker(s): 
Steve Hewitt (University of Birmingham)
Convenor: 
Dr Halbert Jones
Series: 
North American Studies Seminar Series

Dr Steve Hewitt is a senior lecturer in American and Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham and the president of the British Association for Canadian Studies. His research interests include spying and surveillance in the Cold War and contemporary periods. In this talk, Dr Hewitt will analyse the development of the Canadian government’s counter-terrorism policy in the 1970s and 1980s, as the country responded first to October 1970 attacks by the Front de Libération du Quebec and later to the May 1985 bombing of an Air India flight that had departed from Canada. This history will be placed in the context of global responses to terrorism at the time of the 9/11 attacks and afterwards.