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.