BOOK TOUR EVENTS. This is an archive of Professor Putnam's Book Tour. To keep up with his events and travel, please visit the Upcoming Events tab in the main menu.

December 7th-Philomathia Symposium

Address: Cambridge University, Trinity Ln, Cambridge CB2 1TN, United Kingdom

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November 18th -London, United Kingdom -King’s College London

Address: Arthur and Paula Lucas Lecture Theatre, King’s College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS, United Kingdom

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November 16th -Amsterdam, Netherlands -The John Adams Institute

Address: West-Indisch Huis Herenmarkt 99, 1013 EC Amsterdam, Netherlands


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November 14th-Nexus Institute Conference

Address: Nexus Instituut, Postbus 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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November 12th-Oslo, Norway

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October 15th-Smart City Exhibition

Pavillion 31, Entrance Ovest-Costituzione, Piazza della Costituzione – 40127, Bologna Italy

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October 16th-Royal Society for the Arts Chairman’s Inaugural Lecture

Address: 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ

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October 8th-University of Bath Social Mobility Conference

Address: Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, London SW1H 9NH

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October 1st -Helsinki, Finland -Ritarihuone

Address: Ritarikatu 1 00170 Helsinki, Finland

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September 16th, SUNY Albany School of Public Health

Address: University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave.,  Albany, NY 12222

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Previous Events:

August 13th- Online LinkedIn Speaker Series

Tune in at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific to watch Professor Putnam speak!

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August 8th-Warner, NH-Tory Hill Authors Series

Address: 5 E Main St, Warner, NH

Contact: (603) 456-3362

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July 24th, Honolulu, HI-International Action on a Global Scale Conference

Address: 1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

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July 13th, Lakeside Ohio- Lakeside Chautauqua

Address: 236 Walnut Avenue, Lakeside, Ohio 43440

Contact: (419) 798-4461

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July 10th, Des Moines, Iowa

Address: Drake University Olmsted Center, Parents Hall, 2nd Floor, Des Moines, IA, 50311

Contact: 1-800-443-7253

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June 30-July 2nd-Aspen, CO-Aspen Ideas Festival

Address: Aspen Institute, 1000 North Third Street, Aspen, Colorado 81611

Contact: (970) 925-7010

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June 28th, Lincoln, MA-Anne E. Borghesani Community Foundation

Address: 51 Sandy Pond Rd Lincoln, MA 01773


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June 23rd-Boston, MA-The Boston Foundation
Address: 75 Arlington Street, 10th Floor, Boston MA 02216


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June 22nd – Washington, DC- American Enterprise Institute

Address: 1150 Seventeenth Street, NW, AEI 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20036

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June 11th-Mountain View, CA-Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Address: Computer History Museum, 1401 North Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043


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June 10th-San Fransisco, CA – World Affairs Council Auditorium

Address: 312 Sutter Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA

Contact: tweet questions to @world_affairs

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June 9th-Portland, OR-SAGE

Address: 1515 SW 5th Ave. Suite 600 Portland, OR 97201


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May 18th-Charlotte, NC-Foundation for the Carolinas

Address:Booth Playhouse, Blumenthal Performing Arts, 130 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Contact: (704) 372-1000

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May 13th – Washington, DC- Thomas B. Fordham Foundation

Address: 1016 16th Street NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20009

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May 12th – Washington, DC- Align & Act GradNation

Address: Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004

Contact: (202) 687-0100

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May 12th – Washington, DC- Georgetown University, Poverty Summit 

Address: 37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057

Contact: (202) 312 – 1300

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May 11th – Washington, DC-Georgetown University, Gaston Hall

Address: 37th and O St., N.W. Washington, DC 20007


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May 9th-Peterborough, NH-Toadstool Bookshop

Address: 12 Depot Square, Peterborough, NH 03458

Contact: (603) 924-3543

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May 6th – Duluth, MN- Duluth Community Foundation

Address: 350 Harbor Dr, Duluth, MN 55802

Contact: (218) 722-5573

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April 30th – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta History Center, with the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta

Address: 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Contact: (404) 814-4000

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April 25th – San Francisco, CA – San Francisco Foundation

Address: 780 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Contact: (800)-673-9036 or (703)-879-0600

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April 23rd – Los Angeles, CA – University of South California. Tutor Campus Center Ballroom

Address: 3607 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Contact: or (213)-740-8582

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April 22nd – Irvine, CA – University of California, Irvine School of Social Sciences

Address: 450 Alumni Ct, Irvine, CA 92617

Contact: (949) 824-2904

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April 21st – Santa Monica, CA – Zocalo Public Square

Address: 1776 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Contact: (310) 393-0411

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April 21st – Los Angeles, CA – UCLA Luskin Center 

Address: 337 Charles E Young Drive, Room 2355, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Contact: 310-267-5257

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April 18th – Los Angeles, CA – LA Times Festival of Books

Address: University Park Campus, Los Angeles, CA 90089


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April 16th – Seattle, WA – Town Hall Seattle, with the Seattle Foundation

Address: 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Contact: (206) 652-4255

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April 15th – St. Louis, MO – Washington University in St. Louis, Graham Chapel

Address: 1 Brookings Dr, St. Louis, MO 63130

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April 14th – Columbia, MO – University of Missouri

Address: Columbia, MO 65211

Contact: (573) 882-2121

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April 12th – Washington DC – Politics & Prose

Address: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20016

Contact: (202) 364-1919

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March 25th – Chicago, IL – Harold Washington Library

Address: 400 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605 Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, lower level

Contact: (312) 747-4300

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March 18th – Philadelphia, PA – Free Library of Philadelphia

Address: 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact: (215)-686-5322

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March 10th –  New York, NY – Roosevelt House

Address: 47-49 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065 (between Park & Madison)

Contact: (212)-650-3174

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