Robert D. Putnam

Robert D. Putnam is the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University. Nationally honored as a leading humanist and a renowned scientist, he has written fourteen books and has consulted for the last four US Presidents. His research program, the Saguaro Seminar, is dedicated to fostering civic engagement in America. Visit

Books by this Author

Our Kids
American Grace
Better Together
Bowling Alone


Robert Putnam on the "Opportunity Gap"

Acclaimed Harvard socialist Robert Putnam, author of "Our Kids" and "Bowling Alone," discusses the socioeconomic rift that has divided America during the past twenty years.

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