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History Brown Bag Lecture features Cornell Professor

Medico-Legal Politics: Forensic Medicine, Sovereignity, Murder in Siam

Written By Tyler Gardinier '14, PR Intern

British subject living in Siam gets away with murder


Utica, NY (03/10/2014)
- On Wednesday, March 12, the History Brown Bag Lunch lecture features Trais Pearson from Cornell University and his lecture, “Medico-Legal Politics: Forensic Medicine and Sovereignty in Siam (Thailand) at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.”

The lecture will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the DuRoss Faculty Dining Room. It is free and open to the public.

Pearson looks at a case where a British subject living in Siam was able to get away with murder through the use of forensic evidence. The implications of this case were much larger, however, and included the role of forensic medicine in extraterritorial law and Siamese sovereignty.

The History Brown Bag Lunch lecture holds talks on the second Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. For more information on the History Brown Bag Lunch lecture, contact David Wittner, professor of history, at dwittne@utica.edu.

About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 4,000 students in 36 undergraduate majors, 27 minors, 21 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.


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