Social Science and the Public Good (Conversations with History)

7/27/2009; 58 minutes

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes the President of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Craig Calhoun, NYU's University Professor of the Social Sciences, for a discussion of the challenges confronting social science research. Topics covered include studying social movements; the changing nature of the research university; adaptation and change in the social sciences; and revitalization to of the public good. Professor Calhoun also analyzes the role of ideas in contributing to the current economic crisis and discusses the Obama movement in comparative perspective. (#16749)

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