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Glazer to give Lipset lecture, Nov. 4

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Nathan Glazer, professor of sociology and education emeritus at Harvard, will give the Seymour Martin Lipset Memorial Lecture at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 4 titled. His talk is titled “Democracy and Diversity: Dealing with Deep Divides.” Glazer also delivered the lecture on Sept. 24 at the University of Toronto.

The annual lecture event, sponsored by the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, D.C.,  and the Munk Center for International Affairs at the University of Toronto, was started in 2004 and given in honor of the late Seymour Martin Lipset, who was the George D. Markham Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard. The lecture aims to create an intellectual platform for scholars who, like Lipset, have made important contributions to thinking about key issues of democracy.

Glazer, a renowned sociologist who is best known for his works related to diversity in America, was a lifelong colleague of Lipset’s, dating back to their days in the 1940s at New York’s City College.