A PLATFORM FOR THOUGHT AND HUMANITY "In generosity and helping others, be like a river. In compassion and grace, be like the sun. In concealing other's faults, be like the night. In anger and fury, be like dead. In modesty and humility, be like the earth. In tolerance, be like the sea. Either appear as you are, or be as you appear" (Mevlana Rumi) "Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the life-long attempt to acquire it" (Albert Einstein) (Contact Address: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Conversations with History host Harry Kreisler welcomes the President of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Craig Calhoun, NYU's University Professor of the Social Sciences, for a discussion of the challenges confronting social science research. Topics covered include studying social movements; the changing nature of the research university; adaptation and change in the social sciences; and revitalization to of the public good. Professor Calhoun also analyzes the role of ideas in contributing to the current economic crisis and discusses the Obama movement in comparative perspective.