Award winning author Edwin Black will speak at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) for two presentations:  Black Victims of Nazi Policy: From Africa to Berlin to North Carolina., and Eugenics and the Ethics of Scientific Racism.  The programs are sponsored by FGCU’s Offices of Institutional Equity and Compliance; Dean of Students; Multicultural & Leadership Development; and Diversity and Inclusion.

Black Victims of Nazi Policy: From Africa to Berlin to North Carolina will be presented on February 5 at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) in the FGCU Cohen Center Ballroom.  Eugenics and the Ethics of Scientific Racism will be presented on February 7 at noon (doors open at 11:30 a.m.) in the FGCU Cohen Center Ballroom.  Presentations are free and open to the public.

A previous speaker at FGCU in 2016, Black is the winner of many awards including the International Human Rights Award, and the Justice for All Award.  A New York Times best-selling author of such works as IBM and the Holocaust and War Against the Weak: America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race, he brings a deep understanding of the history of racism in the 20th Century and how Hitler and the Nazis picked up on ideas of eugenics from Americans who misapplied Darwin’s ideas about evolution.

For more information, contact Robert Humphries, Ph.D., in FGCU’s Department of Biological Sciences, at 239-590-7599 or rhumphries@fgcu.edu.