“How the Catholic Church overcame its own Theology and Proclaimed that God loves Jews”

Keynote: John F. Connelly

7:00 p.m. – Keynote: “How the Catholic Church overcame its own Theology and Proclaimed that God loves Jews” (Regency Room, AUC)

John Connelly, professor of history at the University of California at Berkley, is currently the director of the Institute for East European, Eurasian and Slavic Studies. He earned his BSFS from Georgetown University, MA in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Connelly has published Captive University: The Sovietization of East German, Czech and Polish Higher Education (Chapel Hill, 2000), which won the 2001 George Beer Award of the American Historical Association, and From Enemy to Brother: The Revolution in Catholic Teaching on the Jews (Harvard University Press, 2012), which was awarded the John Gilmary Shea prize of the American Catholic Historical Association.

He is currently working on a history of East Central Europe, 1784-present, due to appear with Princeton University Press. Other work of his has appeared in Minerva, East European Politics and Societies, Geschichte und Gesellschaft, The Journal of Modern History, Slavic Review, The Nation, the London Review of Books, Znak (Krakow) and Commonweal.

His research has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, the Spencer Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), Fulbright-Hayes, and the International Research and Exchanges Board. He is on the editorial boards of Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropaforschung, Slavic Review, and the Journal of Modern History, as well as the Kuratorium of the Imre Kertesz Kolleg in Jena.

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