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The American Dream in Crisis: A Conversation with Robert D. Putnam

Robert Putnam signed copies of Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis following the morning conversation. Recently, the Arizona Community Foundation partnered with the Center for the Future of Arizona and the Girl Scouts—Arizona Cactus-Pine Council to present a series of events featuring respected thought leader Robert D. Putnam. During the events, Dr. Putnam provided insight into his groundbreaking examination of the growing opportunity gap among America's youth.

As Dr. Putnam indicated during the events, education and civic leadership are two key elements of addressing the opportunity gap in local communities. Visit the following links for additional resources that address the growing class divide in American society:

A nationally recognized social scientist, Dr. Putnam is the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and acclaimed author of Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. He has written 14 books, translated into more than 20 languages, including Bowling Alone and Making Democracy Work, both among the most cited publications in the social sciences in the last half century. He has consulted for the last three American presidents, the last three British prime ministers, the last French president, prime ministers from Ireland to Singapore, and hundreds of grassroots leaders and activists in many countries. 

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