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Craig Calhoun

Craig Calhoun is the President of the Berggruen Institute, Los Angeles. Previously, he has been Director of the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (2012-2016), President of the Social Science Research Council (1999-2012), and Director of New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge (2007-2012). He is the author of several books intersecting social theory and historical and cultural sociology, among which The Roots of Radicalism [The University of Chicago Press, 2012] on the Nineteenth century origins of modern political movements and Neither Gods nor Emperors [University of California Press, 1994], which examined the student movement behind the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest in Beijing. In 2007 he published Nations Matter [Routledge],on rising nationalist and populist challenges to cosmopolitanism grounded in a highly unequal global economy. More recently, together with Immanuel Wallerstein, Randall Collins, Georgi Derluguian and Michael Mann, he published Does Capitalism Have a Future? [Oxford University Press, 2013].

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