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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