Evil Conspiracies and Common Enemies: Mussolini, the Vatican, and the Origins of the Italian Racial Laws

Berdahl Memorial Lecture
Dr. David Kertzer, Professor of Anthropology at Brown University
September 24, 2012
4:00 p.m.
Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Dr. David Kertzer is Professor of Anthropology at Brown University, where he formerly served as Provost. Professor Kertzer's research ranges widely, including: Italian politics and history, anthropological demography, social organization, politics and symbols, political economy and family systems, age structuring, European historical demography and the history of Catholic Church-Jewish relations.

For the past several years Dr. Kertzer has been working in newly opened Vatican archives, along with Italian state archives, on a book that probes the relationship between Pope Pius XI and Mussolini.

Professor Kertzer has published several books and articles including, Prisoner of the Vatican: The Popes' Plot to Capture Italy from the New Italian State. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2004, was chosen as one of the best books of 2004 by Publishers' Weekly. His work, The Popes Against the Jews: The Vatican's Role in the Rise of Modern Anti-Semitism, 2001. New York: Knopf, was a selection of the Book of the Month Club.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information please contact the Department of Anthropology at anth@umn.edu or by phone at 612-625-3400.

Sponsored by: Department of Anthropology, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies, Department of French & Italian, , Center for Jewish Studies, Department of History, Institute for Global Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Department of Religious Studies


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