Boston: Lecture with LSE Director Craig Calhoun

LSE alumni and friends are invited to attend Professor Calhoun’s lecture at Harvard University.

** LSE alumni & friends will gather informally at the Grafton Street Pub & Grill  (1230 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA) following the lecture.


Science and Democracy, a lecture series aimed at exploring both the promised benefits or our era's most salient scientific and technological breakthroughs and the potentially harmful consequences of developments that are inadequately understood, debated, or managed by politicians, lay publics, and policy institutions.
Craig Calhoun
Director, London School of Economics and Political Science

"What's the Public for Public Social Science?"

With Panelists:
David Armitage, Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History
Michèle Lamont, Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies
Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology

Moderated by:
Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Tsai Lecture Hall
CGIS South Building
1730 Cambridge Street, Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
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This lecture and discussion is free and open to the public.

Craig Calhoun is Director of the London School of Economics. He is a social scientist whose work connects sociology to culture, communication, politics, philosophy and economics. He took up his post in September 2012, having left the United States where he was University Professor at New York University, director of the Institute for Public Knowledge, and President of the Social Science Research Council. He co-founded, with Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology at LSE, the NYLON programme, which brings together graduate students from New York and London for cooperative research programs. Professor Calhoun earned a D.Phil. in History and Sociology at Oxford University and a Master's in Social Anthropology at Manchester. He is the author of several books including Nations Matter, Critical Social Theory, Neither Gods Nor Emperors, and most recently, The Roots of Radicalism (University of Chicago Press, 2012). Expertise and publications: LSE Experts Directory: Professor Craig Calhoun

This event is organized by the Program on Science, Technology, and Society, at the Harvard Kennedy School and co-sponsored by the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Graduate School of Design, and the Harvard University Center for the Environment.

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Event Contact:
Lisa Matthews
Assistant Director of Events and Communications
Harvard University Center for the Environment
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p. 617-495-8883
f. 617-496-0425


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