You are cordially invited to an

Alumni Reception


Professor Craig Calhoun

Director and President,

The London School of Economics and Political Science

Friday, July 31st, 2015


The Home of Firoz and Najma Lalji  

Bellevue, WA*

  Kindly respond by Friday, July 24

to Patti Gough at 646-442-2895 or

 *Please note: Address details and directions will be given when you RSVP




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."  

During the evening, Professor Calhoun will discuss the latest developments at the School, including the latest research, faculty appointments, the renewal of LSE's facilities, and the future of international education.