"The Paradox of Vulnerability: On the Success of Small Nation-States"

John HallJohn A. Hall is the James McGill Professor of Comparative Historical Sociology at McGill University in Montreal. He has held previous positions at the London School of Economics and Harvard, and has been a Visiting Professor for many years at the University of Copenhagen. He is the author of books dealing with states in history, nationalism, social theory, and liberalism —most recently, "Ernest Gellner" (Verso, 2010), "The Importance of Being Civil" (Princeton, 2013), "The World of States" (with J.L. Campbell, Bloomsbury, 2015) and "The Paradox of Vulnerability" (with J.L. Campbell, Princeton 2017). While at Princeton, he will be working on the interactions between states, empires, and nations.

The Melvin Tumin Lecture on Social Inequality

Thu, Sep 27, 2018, 4:30 pm
Location: Robertson Hall, Bowl 001

"Mobility Optimism Revisited: The Paradox of Americans' Perceptions of Economic Mobility"

Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia

Mon, Oct 22, 2018, 12:00 pm
Location: 165 Wallace Hall

"Toward an Endogenous Theory of Corruption: African political violence and access to global capital"

"The Sociology of the Good: Nature, Faith, and Why We Disagree"

Mon, Nov 12, 2018, 12:00 pm
Location: 165 Wallace Hall

"Coming of Age in the Other America"

Mon, Nov 19, 2018, 12:00 pm
Location: 165 Wallace Hall

Causes and Consequences of the Second Golden Age of American Universities, 1980-2015

Mon, Dec 3, 2018, 12:00 pm
Location: 165 Wallace Hall

The Structure of Human Social Networks Promotes Altruistic Behaviors

Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 12:00 pm
Location: 165 Wallace Hall