Dr. David Dalin, an ordained rabbi and widely published scholar of American Jewish history and Christian-Jewish relations, will speak at Notre Dame on Thursday, April 3. The talk, which is co-sponsored through the Natural Law Institute at Notre Dame Law School, is entitled “John Paul II and the Jews,” and begins at 7:30 p.m. in room 138 of DeBartolo Hall.
Dalin is currently a professor of history and politics at Ave Maria University in Florida, and the Taube Research Fellow in American History at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in California. During the 2002-2003 academic year, he was a visiting fellow at Princeton University’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.
Dalin received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Brandeis University. He also received his Rabbinical Ordination, and a second M.A., from the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Dalin is the author, co-author or editor of nine books, including Religion and State in the American Jewish Experience (published by the University of Notre Dame Press), The Presidents of the United States and the Jews, The Myth of Hitler’s Pope, and John Paul II and the Jewish People.