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LSE Inaugural Lecture


The university is an institution in upheaval. In his Inaugural Lecture as Director of LSE, Professor Craig Calhoun explores the options for the future.

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 is an American citizen but has deep connections with the United Kingdom. He 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. "


Speaker(s):

Professor Craig Calhoun | talks

 

Date and Time:

13 November 2012 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Sheikh Zayed Theatre
New Academic Building
London
WC2A 2AE


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Organised by:

London School of Economics & Political Science
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Tickets:

Free

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Members of the public, LSE staff, students and alumni can request one ticket via the online ticket request form which will be live on this listing: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/events/2012/11/20121113t1830vSZT.aspx
after 10pm on Tuesday 6 November until at least 12noon on Wednesday 7 November. If at 12noon we have received more requests than there are tickets available, the line will be closed, and tickets will be allocated on a random basis to those requests received. If we have received fewer requests than tickets available, the ticket line will stay open until all tickets have been allocated.

LSE students and staff are also able to collect one ticket per person from the New Academic Building SU shop, located on the Kingsway side of the building from 10am on Wednesday 7 November. These tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Alternatively email events@lse.ac.uk

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