Immigration, Detention, and Imprisonment in the Case of Wilhelm Reich

October 10 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Lisa Bonchek Adams 200 Auditorium

  • Photograph of Philip W. Bennett taken at the Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard

Immigration, Detention, and Imprisonment in the Case of Wilhelm Reich

Before the notorious Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, ICE, was formed, the detention and imprisonment of suspect immigrants was handled by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The INS also had a checkered history. In consort with the FBI, the INS illegally imprisoned Dr. Wilhelm Reich as an “enemy alien” at the outbreak of the Second World War. Who gets in and who doesn’t: this part of Reich’s history is instructive as we address the current immigration crisis.
Join us for an informative lecture from Philip W. Bennett on 10 October 2019, 4:30 pm, in the Lisa Boncheck Adams Auditorium in Kaufman Hall (building 27). 
Philip Bennett is a retired university professor who is currently completing a book on Wilhelm Reich's social and political thought. As a recognized expert on Reich's work, he has lectured at the Autonomous University of Mexico, and other venues throughout Europe and the United States. He has published many articles in both scholarly and popular journals. This will be his third visit to the Franklin and Marshall campus. 
Support for this event comes from the North Foundation and the Program for Science, Technology and Society.