Robert D. Putnam is currently Professor of Public Policy at
Harvard University. He was educated at Swarthmore College, Oxford and
Yale, and has served as Dean of the Kennedy School of Government.
Professor Putnam is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a
Fellow of the British Academy of Sciences. In 2006 he recieved the Skytte
Prize, one of the worlds highest accolades for a political scientist. The
London Sunday Times has called him "the most influential academic in the
Professor Putnam is the author of 14 books including best
selling "Bowling Alone" and "Making Democracy Work"
His most recent publication (2010) which he co-authored with David
Campbell, is "American Grace; How Religion Divides Us and Unites Us."
"American Grace" was judged the winner of the American Science
Association's 2011 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for the best book on
government, politics, and international affairs.
Professor Putnam resides in Jaffrey and will speak
about research he is doing for his new book, yet to be published, which will be
on the subject of emerging economic trends in America.
Members are encouraged to bring spouses and guests.
Rotarian Tonya Albee will do the introduction of Professor Putnam.