Weinstein-Rosenthal Forum on Faith, Ethics, & Global Society
The Office of the Chaplaincy is excited to welcome Robert D. Putnam for the 36th annual Weinstein-Rosenthal Forum on Faith, Ethics, & Global Society.
The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again
Monday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.
Alice Jepson Theatre, Modlin Center for the Arts
Reception and book signing to follow in Booth Lobby
About Robert D. Putnam
Robert D. Putnam is the Malkin Research Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the British Academy, and past president of the American Political Science Association, in 2006, he received the Skytte Prize, the world's highest accolade for a political scientist. In 2012, Barack Obama awarded Bob the National Humanities Medal, the nation’s highest honor for contributions to the humanities. He has written fifteen books, translated into twenty languages, including Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Italy and Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, both among the most cited (and bestselling) social science works in nearly a century. He has consulted for Presidents Carter, Clinton, Bush 43, and Obama, as well as presidents and prime ministers from the UK, Ireland, and Finland to South Korea and Singapore. His most recent book, The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again (2020), is a widely praised study of broad 20th-century American economic, social, political, and cultural trends and will serve as the focus of his keynote lecture for the 2023 Forum.
Sponsor: University of Richmond