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David Campbell on Religion & American Politics

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 707 420 W 118th

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.