Robert D. Putnam
Class of 2018-19
Peter and Isabel Malkin Research Professor of Public Policy
Kennedy School of Government
Robert D. Putnam is a Research Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University. His research has encompassed an array of topics, including religion in society, the fall and revival of American community, and opportunity gaps with respect to achieving the American dream. Putnam is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a past president of the American Political Science Association. He holds the Johan Skytte Prize, the highest award a political scientist can attain, and received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama in 2012. Putnam will collaborate with faculty and students in the College of Liberal Arts.