"The Civic Impact of Youth Voluntarism"

Monday, March 11, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Young Auditorium
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Dr. Susan M. Johnson
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Doug McAdam

Distinguished Scholar Lecture:  "The Civic Impact of Youth Voluntarism: The Curious Contrast between Freedom Summer and Teach for America"

Monday, March 11, 2013

7 p.m. Young Auditorium

Doug McAdam is a Professor of Sociology and Director of Urban Studies at Stanford University.  He is also an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Author and co-author of 15 books and 75 articles in political sociology, he is a preeminent scholar in the field of social movements and "contentious politics", who played a key role in developing the political process model in social movement analysis. His seminal works on race in the United States, most notably, Freedom Summer won the distinguished C. Wright Mills book award in 1990. McAdam is the recipient of 2012 Gunnar Myrdal Prize.

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