Grasping the Future of the LSE  

  You are cordially invited to an 

Alumni Reception

Professor Craig Calhoun
Director and President,
The London School of Economics and Political Science

During the evening, Professor Calhoun will speak about
LSE today and into the future.


Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

British Embassy
3100 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008

Tickets are $25 for members/$40 for non-members.

On line registration is now closed. Kindly respond by phone
to 646-442-2895 to see if there are tickets available. 

(Please note: the Embassy requires a government issued photo ID to be shown by each person when entering the Embassy grounds.)


About the Director
Professor Calhoun is a world-renowned social scientist
whose work connects sociology to culture, communication, politics, philosophy and economics.

He took up his post as LSE Director on 1 September 2012, having left the United States where he was University Professor at New York University and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge and President of the Social Science Research Council.

Professor Calhoun took a D Phil in History and Sociology at Oxford University and a Master's in Social Anthropology at Manchester. 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 co-operative research programmes.

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).

Describing his own approach to academic work, Professor Calhoun says: "We must set high standards for ourselves, but in order to inform the public well, not to isolate ourselves from it."