Robert Bellah - April 03, 2006

Robert Bellah

Professor of Sociology (emeritus), University of California, Berkeley

"Ethical Politics: Illusion or Reality?"

8:00 PM Monday, April 03, 2006
University Theatre

(President George M. Dennison will introduce Professor Bellah.)

Author of the prize-winning Habits of the Heart and The Good Society, Robert Bellah is a leading thinker on how religion influences society. In his lecture, he will discuss the dangers lurking in a society that has slipped its ethical moorings.

"The Evolution of Consciousness and Religion"

3:10 PM Monday, April 03, 2006
Gallagher Business Building 123

You are cordially invited to attend a seminar with Robert Bellah. After receiving his Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1957, he taught there for 10 years and then moved on to Berkeley where he became Ford Professor of Sociology. For many years, he served as the Chairman of the Center for Japanese and Korean Studies and later as the Chairman of the Sociology Department. His numerous book publications include Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life(1985; updated paperback, 1996) and The Good Society (1991), both with Richard Madsen, William M. Sullivan, Ann Swidler, and Steven M. Tipton. Habits of the Heart won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 1985. In addition to his prolific output as a researcher, he has been a highly successful teacher. In 1971, he received the Harbison Award for Gifted Teaching. In 2000, President Clinton awarded him the National Humanities Medal.