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Craig Calhoun

Board Member

Craig Calhoun is President of the Berggruen Institute and Centennial Professor, London School of Economics. Prior to that, he was Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). In the U.S., Mr. Calhoun was President of the Social Science Research Council, and taught at the University of North Carolina, Columbia University, and New York University where he was most recently University Professor of Social Sciences and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge. Mr. Calhoun’s many publications bring together theory and empirical research across several disciplines. His books on politics and social movements include: Neither Gods Nor Emperors: Students and the Struggle for Democracy in China and The Roots of Radicalism. Mr. Calhoun studied social anthropology at Manchester and has a PhD in sociology and modern social and economic history from Oxford.