The Hawley Foundation Lecture is an annual event that exposes students to a broad range of topics presented by prominent academic intellectuals. The topics may vary but usually have a civic or public impact. Past presenters have included writers, educators, activists and scientific researchers. The 2012 lecture is sponsored by the Hawley Lectureship Foundation, Honors Program, Honors Student Council, Provost’s Office and the Engaged Citizen Experience.
Haggerty is considered an expert in the areas of surveillance, governance, policing and risk. In addition to his work at the University of Alberta, he is a member of the executive team for The New Transparency Major Collaborative Research Initiative, editor of the Canadian Journal of Sociology and book review editor of the international journal Surveillance and Society. Haggerty has published numerous journal articles and written, co-authored or co-edited six books.