HKS Affiliated Authors


March 22, 2021, Video: "Robert Putnam is the Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University. He is a leading political scientist recognized by the Skytte Prize — the world’s highest accolade for a political scientist. In 2013, President Barack Obama awarded him the National Humanities Medal. His books have been translated into twenty languages. Alumni of his small “Community in America” seminar at Harvard have gone on to distinguished careers in civil service and public life. Putnam retired from active teaching in 2018. Shaylyn Romney Garrett’s work offers uniquely revealing portraits of communities across the United States. A founding contributor to Aspen Institute’s initiative, Weave: The Social Fabric Project, her writing has been featured in Time magazine and The New York Times. A social entrepreneur, she co-founded Think Unlimited with her husband to catalyze social innovation in the Middle East. She speaks Arabic and partnered with Queen Rania Al-Abdullah to introduce curriculum on creativity and critical thinking to Jordanian public schools."

Non-HKS Website - Robert Putnam