David Campbell on Religion & American Politics
Join us for a lecture by David Campbell, Professor of
Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, as he explores the
complicated relationship of American religious life and politics. David
Campbell is Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and
the founding director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy.
He is the co-author (with Robert Putnam) of American Grace: How Religion
Divides and Unites Us, which has been described by the New York Times as
intellectually powerful, by America as an instant classic and by the San
Francisco Chronicle as the m! ost successfully argued sociological study of
American religion in more than half a century. American Grace has also received
both the 2011 Woodrow Wilson Award from the American Political Science
Association for the best book on government, politics, or international affairs
and the Wilbur Award from the Religious Communicators Council for the best
non-fiction book of 2010.
Professor Campbells lecture is part of the IRCPLs Religion and Politics in American Public Life lecture series, coordinated by Professors Karen Barkey (CU Sociology), Jean Cohen (CU Political Science, and John Torpey (CUNY GC Sociology). Throughout the 2013 Fall term, the IRCPL will present four public conversations that explore the often contentious role of religion in American political and public life. Seeking to further understand the relationship between religion and politics in the United States, the series continues to explore a number of timely topics that intersect with religion, such as civil religion, public discourses of morality, and reproductive and sexual rights.
Sponsored by the Institute of Religion, Culture, and Public Life, The Department of Political Science at Columbia University, and the Department of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center.