Sydney: Current trends in civic engagement in America



14 April 2011

The Centre for Social Impact in partnership with the US Studies Centre presented Harvard professor Robert Putnam, praised as "the most influential academic in the world today" by the London Sunday Times. Putnam spoke about  "Current trends in civic engagement in America" at a lecture in Sydney.


  • Professor Robert Putnam
    Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University

    Robert D. Putnam visited the US Studies Centre in 2011. Putnam is Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the British Academy, and past president of the American Political Science Association. Putnam is the author of fourteen books and co-founded the Saguaro Seminar, bringing together leading thinkers and practitioners to develop actionable ideas for civic renewal.