Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Chopas to Speak on the Selective Internment of Italians in WW2

Mary Beth Basile Chopas, Adjunct Professor, UNC Law School, will present in Boston College’s Legal History Roundtable on February 25, 2016.  She will speak on her current project, “the first legal analysis of the selective internment process during World War II using Italian civilian internees as the case study.  It explores how the U.S. executive branch and administrative agencies responded to perceived threats during war, how ‘justice’ works during times of crisis, and how the federal government defined race and immigrant status and its impact on eligibility for citizenship during wartime.”