April 12, 2001
Vol. 20 No. 14

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    James Coleman Lecture scheduled for April 23

    By William Harms
    News Office

    Robert Putnam, the Peter and Isabel Malkin professor of public policy at Harvard University, will give the third annual James S. Coleman Lecture at 4 p.m., Monday, April 23, in Swift Hall’s third-floor lecture room on the topic “Social Capital: A Research and Action Agenda.”

    The author of a number of books that look at government and civic involvement, Putnam’s most recent book is Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (2000). He also is the founder of the Saguaro Seminar: Civic Engagement in America, a program to bring together practitioners and scholars to discuss practical ideas to promote civic involvement.

    He is a former dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and is President Elect of the American Political Science Association.