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The Saguaro Seminar: Civic Engagement in America project at Harvard Kennedy School awards a competitive
one year post-doctoral fellowship – the Post-doctoral Saguaro Seminar Legatum Research Fellow. The Post-doctoral Saguaro Seminar Legatum Research Fellow will work both on his/her own
agenda and on the shared agenda of the Saguaro / Legatum program. That program includes topics such as: What
is the impact of sustained unemployment on civic engagement? Are social and political cleavages growing—between
young and old, for example, or between haves and have-nots? How can societies adapt to challenges posed
by large-scale immigration? Does religion foster or impair democratic citizenship? Are patterns of social equality
changing, if so, why and so what?
Robert Putnam, Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School noted, “We are gratified that the Legatum Institute has recognized the outstanding track record of our program in identifying and supporting world-class doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. We are grateful for the institute’s continued support, and look forward to further achievements of Legatum Fellows at Harvard Kennedy School this year and in the future.”
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“The Legatum Research Fellowship will support path-breaking research into various dimensions of social capital and human flourishing. It will help build a platform for the most promising new scholars to collaborate with a premier expert in the field in Professor Robert Putnam. The Legatum Institute is privileged to partner with Harvard and Professor Putnam in this new endeavor, which we hope will advance both academic insight as well as practical understanding of the factors that bring enduring meaning to life.”
Will Inboden, PhD, Senior Vice President, Legatum Institute
Carl Frederick is the 2011-2012 Legatum Research Fellow at the Saguaro Seminar. He received his PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin in 2011. His research focuses on the interaction between socioeconomic and civic stratification, and especially the role of schools in shaping inequality along these two dimensions. His main work with Saguaro concerns the state-level policy consequences of unequal civic engagement. His work has appeared in Demography among other places.
“I am excited about the opportunity to join the Saguaro Seminar as the Legatum Fellow in pursuing research that has the potential to improve both our understanding of the social world and our efforts to make it a more equitable place.”