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Harvard's Robert D. Putnam to deliver BYU Constitution Day address Sept. 26

In connection with Constitution Day, Robert D. Putnam, the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and author of "Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community," will speak at a Brigham Young University forum at 11:05 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Marriott Center.

Putnam's address, "Community Engagement in a Changing America," highlights the premise of his book, which uses the decline of the now-outdated practice of group bowling to symbolize the decay of American society's civic engagement.

Putnam was raised in a small town in the Midwest and now teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in American politics, international relations, comparative politics and public policy at Harvard University. He is the author or co-author of 10 books and more than 30 scholarly works and is a past president of the American Political Science Association.

Last year, BYU's Constitution Day address featured historian David McCullough.

The forum will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and will also be shown in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium. For more information, contact Jeremy Pope at (801) 422-1344.

Writer: Brooke Eddington

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