6th Annual Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture on Democracy in the World: DEMOCRACY AND DIVERSITY: DEALING WITH DEEP DIVIDES

November 04, 2009
05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Nathan Glazer
Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Education, Harvard University

Welcoming Remarks

  • Guy Saint-Jacques
    Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Canada :: VIDEO
  • Carl Gershman
    President, National Endowment for Democracy :: VIDEO


  • Marc F. Plattner
    Vice President, Research and Studies, National Endowment for Democracy
    :: VIDEO


  • Nathan Glazer
    Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Education, Harvard University :: VIDEO

Question & Answer Session :: VIDEO

Dr. Nathan Glazer is Professor of Education and Sociology Emeritus at Harvard University, where he moved in 1969 from the University of California-Berkeley. Earlier in his career he served on the staff of Commentary magazine, as an editorial adviser to Anchor Books, and as an official with the Housing and Home Finance Agency during the Kennedy administration. Like his lifelong friend Seymour Martin Lipset, Glazer did his undergraduate studies at the City College of New York and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Although best known as an expert on ethnicity, immigration, and urban affairs, he is the author of numerous important books on a wide variety of subjects:

  • The Lonely Crowd (1950, with David Riesman and Reuel Denney)
  • American Judaism (1957),
  • Beyond the Melting Pot (1963, with Daniel P. Moynihan)
  • The Social Basis of American Communism (1974)
  • Affirmative Discrimination: Ethnic Inequality and Public Policy (1975)
  • The Limits of Social Policy (1988)
  • We Are All Multiculturalists Now (1997)
  • From a Cause to a Style: Modern Architecture’s Encounter with the American City (2007)

For several decades Glazer was the coeditor (with Irving Kristol) of the influential policy quarterly The Public Interest, and is also a longtime contributing editor to The New Republic. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the recipient of a number of honorary degrees and awards.


The National Endowment for Democracy would like to thank the following donors for their generous support of this event:

  • The Albert Shanker Institute
  • The American Federation of Teachers