Peter C. Kent

Dr. Peter Kent (Contemporary Europe, European Diplomatic History, Italian History, the Vatican and the Catholic Church, Student Unrest in the 1960s) holds his doctorate from the University of London (London School of Economics).

He recently published The Lonely Cold War of Pius XII (McGill-Queen’s, 2002) and is the author of The Pope and the Duce: The International Impact of the Lateran Agreements (1981) and the co-editor, with John F. Pollard, of Papal Diplomacy in the Modern Age (1994). His articles have appeared in Italian Quarterly, Historical Papers of the Canadian Historical Association, The International History Review, European History Quarterly, The Canadian Journal of History, Conflict Quarterly, The Catholic Historical Review, The Journal of Contemporary History and Acadiensis.

He was the organizer of the 1991 International Symposium on Vatican Diplomacy, "The Holy See in the 19th and 20th Centuries". His book manuscript on UNB and the Strax Affair of 1968-69 is nearing completion.

He is a former Chair of the Department of History and former Dean of the Faculty of Arts. He is also one of the organizers of the Intersessions in Rome.  He is now retired.

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