Questions for David Kertzer

Next Spielberg film will adapt ‘The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara’

The film is based on Brown faculty member David Kertzer’s 1997 book, a historical account of a Jewish boy abducted by the Papal Inquisitor and converted to Catholicism — a case that helped fuel the rise of the Italian secular state.

Stark Medicare Advantage disparities present in Puerto Rico

A study in <em>JAMA Internal Medicine</em> reports wide disparities in the quality of care for Medicare Advantage plan holders in Puerto Rico compared to those in the 50 states. The quality gaps exist in the context of the territory’s significant economic challenges and low and declining payments from the Medicare program.
The 248th Commencement

Brown to confer eight honorary degrees

During its 248th Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 29, Brown University will bestow honorary degrees on a diverse group of scholars and leaders recognized for exceptional achievement.