Who we are Committee Craig Calhoun
Craig Calhoun

Craig Calhoun is University Professor of Social Sciences at Arizona State University. Previously,
Calhoun was Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, President of the Social Science Research Council, and a professor at NYU (where he founded the Institute for Public Knowledge), Columbia, and UNC-Chapel Hill (where he founded the Center for International Studies and served as Dean of the Graduate School). He has also been a visiting professor in Oslo, Bristol, Paris, Khartoum, Beijing, and Asmara and in Berlin. His newest book, Degenerations of Democracy (with Charles Taylor and Dilip Gaonkar) was published by Harvard University Press in 2020. He is the author of 9 earlier books and of more than 150 peer-reviewed papers, articles and chapters. His current research focuses partly on transformations in universities and knowledge institutions, partly on shifting understandings of the human, and partly on shifting structures of social solidarity at different scales from local communities to nations and transnational formations. He serves on the board of the Mastercard Foundation, one of the largest foundations in the world and dedicated to the future of Africa. He is also Chair of the Advisory Committee to Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard and Chair of the Board of the American Assembly at Columbia. He holds honorary appointments at LSE and the
College d’Études Mondiales of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme. Calhoun has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy, the American Association for Advancement of Science, and the American Philosophical Society, a member of the CFR and President of the International Institute of Sociology. He has received honorary doctorates from La Trobe University in Melbourne and the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and the Sigillum Magnum of the University of Bologna.

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