Lecture: Robert Putnam on the American Dream at University of Richmond

Robert Putnam lecturing

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis


Robert Putnam will deliver a lecture on the future of the American dream at the University of Richmond’s Jepson Leadership Forum, a JMC partner program.

Monday, January 29 • 7:00PM
University of Richmond

Since 1992, the University of Richmond Jepson School of Leadership Studies has explored how visionary leaders bring people together and drive change. The Jepson School confronts some of the most critical and divisive issues facing our world today — from wealth and social inequality to terrorism — and helps citizen learn to analyze information, express their opinions, and even change their minds.

Events are free and open to the public. Registration is required and opens three weeks prior to each event.

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Robert D. Putnam is the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University.In addition to teaching, he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the British Academy, and past president of the American Political Science Association. He has received numerous scholarly honors, including the Skytte Prize, the most prestigious global award in political science, and the National Humanities Medal, the nation’s highest honor for contributions to the humanities. He has written fourteen books, translated into more than twenty languages, including Bowling Alone and Making Democracy Work, both among the most cited publications in the social sciences in the last half century. His 2010 book, co-authored with David E. Campbell, American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, won the American Political Science Association’s 2011 Woodrow Wilson award as the best book in political science. He has consulted for the last three American presidents, the last three British prime ministers, the last French president, prime ministers from Ireland to Singapore, and hundreds of grassroots leaders and activists in many countries. His latest book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, on the growing class gap among American young people, was published in March 2015.

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