|The Newberry Library, as seen from Washington Square Park. |
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Saturday, April 21, 2018
9 am to 1 pm
Newberry Library, Ruggles Hall
Free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register online using this form by 4 pm Friday, April 20, 2018.
Doors will open at 9 am, with first-come, first-served seating for registered attendees. If seats remain available, non-registered individuals will be permitted to enter at about 9:20. Questions? Contact the Newberry at email@example.com or 312-255-3610.
(un)Holy Spies: Religion and American Espionage in World War II
Matthew Sutton, Washington State University
Sutton’s research project analyzes the work of missionaries, missionary executives, and priests who went to work as spies for the Office of Strategic Services (which later evolved into the CIA) during World War II. Without necessarily anticipating the long-term consequences of their actions, these covert agents crafted new and important relationships for the United States with Mecca, the Vatican, and Zion, which profoundly shaped the trajectory of American involvement with the rest of the world in the decades after the war.
Respondent: Chris Cantwell, University of Wisconsin-Milwuakee
Newberry Scholarly Seminar papers are pre-circulated electronically. For a copy of the paper, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please request the paper if you plan to attend.
Currently the Newberry Seminar is accepting proposals for next year’s seminar until June 1, 2018.