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Cecile and Gene Usdin, Judeo-Christian Lecture Series

Dr. Charles Gallagher

Charles Gallagher

Monday, February 6, 2017
7:00 PM
Lewis Auditorium

Topic: Espionage and Anti-Semitism: Nazi and British Intelligence in Wartime Boston

Bio: Charles R. Gallagher, S.J., came to Boston College from the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations in 2010, where he was a visiting fellow, teaching undergraduate and doctoral courses on religion and international relations.  From 2004 to 2006, he taught in the History Department at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

In 2008, he published Vatican Secret Diplomacy: Joseph P.  Hurley and Pope Pius XII (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008), which won the John Gilmary Shea Prize from the American Catholic historical Association.  His interests include American Catholicism, papal diplomacy, international relations, the Holocaust, and intelligence history. 

Professor Gallagher is currently writing a book examining the role of US counterintelligence and the American Catholic Church prior to and during World War II.  In 2012, he edited, along with Alberto Melloni (Bologna) and David Kertzer (Brown), a volume of essays entitled Pius XI in America: Proceedings from the Conference at Brown University (Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2012).

About the Usdin Lecture Series

This series is made possible through a generous endowed gift to Flagler College from Gene Usdin, M.D., a former president of the American Psychiatric Association and a clinical professor of psychiatry at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. His love of St. Augustine inspired him to give back to the community by fostering dialogue about Jewish and Christian principles.

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