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April 3-4: Speaker from The American University of Paris

Dr. David Pike to give three presentations for spring 2014 Nadine Andreas Lecture.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 3-26-2014

Mankato, Minn. – David Pike, a distinguished professor emeritus of contemporary history and politics at The American University of Paris, will give three presentations on Thursday and Friday, April 3-4 at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

All three presentations are free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, April 3
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Memorial Library 45

  • “Franco’s Role in World War II”

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union

  • “The Constitution Versus the King: British Support for American Resistance, 1766-1783”

Friday, April 4
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Armstrong Hall 101

  • “The SS Archipelago: Everyday Life”

Pike is the invited speaker for the Department of World Languages and Cultures’ Nadine Andreas Lecture for spring 2014.

Pike has published many books and articles on different aspects of World War II, as well as on the Spanish Civil War. His book, “Spaniards in Mauthausen,” is currently in the process of being turned into a movie, “The Eyes of Mauthausen.”

In addition to his distinguished professor emeritus position, Pike is also director of research at the American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy in Paris and fellow of the Royal Historical Institute. He was co-chairman at the International Conference on War Crimes and War Criminals at Stanford University, where he was also assistant director at the Institute of Hispanic American and Luso-Brazilian Studies.

Pike’s presentations are sponsored by the Nadine Andreas Foundation, the Departments of World Languages and Cultures, History, Government and by the Kearney International Center.

For more information, please contact Enrique Torner, professor of Spanish in Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of World Languages and Cultures, by phone at 507-389-5519 or by email at

The Department of World Languages and Cultures is part of Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Arts and Humanities.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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