What: DAN BROWN IS MY NATURAL ENEMY: Cleaning Up after Angels and Demons. Have Robert Langdon, the Illuminati and antimatter forever changed the academic examination of the Vatican? Join us as Professor David Alvarez speaks on how the mystery-thrillers of the best-selling novelist Dan Brown, particularly The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, and the movies based on those books, have had an impact on historians and political scientists who study the Vatican.
When: Tuesday, April 27, 2010
6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Presentation and Q&A
Reception includes hors d'oeuvres and hosted bar.
Where: Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, 1230 J Street, 13th and J Street, Sacramento, California
Kindly RSVP for this complimentary event by April 21, 2010, as seating is limited.
About our speaker: David Alvarez has been a member of the Saint Mary's College Politics Department for 35 years and is an expert on the political history of the Vatican. He has published several books, including Nothing Sacred: Nazi Espionage Against the Vatican (1997); Spies in the Vatican: Espionage and Intrigue From Napolean to the Holocast (2002); and the forthcoming book, The Pope's Divisions: A Military History of the Modern Papacy (2010). Also an expert on the CIA and intelligence, he has been interviewed on a variety of topics for newspaper, magazine, radio and television, both in he United States and in Europe.
Inspiring Wonder: Is a traveling series featuring Saint Mary's College Faculty for Alumni, Parents and Friends