CV

Biographical Data

Born: January 1, 1943, USA  

American Citizen
British Permanent Resident

Education

  • Harvard University Ph.D., 1969 
  • University of Chicago B.A., 1964
  • The Juilliard School of Music, 1961
 

Current Academic Appointments

  • Senior Advisor, Program on Cities and Climate Change
  • Senior Fellow, Committee on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University
  • Visiting Professor of Urban Studies, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Chair, Theatrum Mundi


Past Academic Appointments

 
  • Recent Honors and Awards

    • Climate Change Laureate, UNESCO, 2020
    • Officer of the British Empire, 2018
    • Centennial Medal, Harvard University, 2017
    • Doctorate Honoris Causa,  University of Buenos Aires, 2013
    • Honorary Fellow, The London School of Economics, 2012
    • Jeanette Schocken Prize, 2011
    • Doctorate Honoris Causa, Cambridge University, 2010
    • Doctorate Honoris Causa, Warwick University, 2010
    • Spinoza Prize, 2010
    • Gambrinus Giuseppe Mazzotti Prize, 2010
    • Doctorate Honoris Causa, Loughborough University, 2009
    • Tessenow Prize, 2009
    • Gerda Henkel Prize, 2008
    • European Craft Prize, 2008
    • Hegel Prize, 2006
    • Helen and Robert Lynd Award for Sociology, American Sociological Association, 2004
    • Honorary Doctorate, Loyola University, 2003
    • The Berlin Prize for Sociology, 2001

     

    • Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, France
    • Honorary Fellow, Royal Institute of British Architects
    • Honorary Fellow, Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom
    • Fellow, The Council on Foreign Relations, United States
    • Fellow, The American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    • Fellow, Academiea Europaeae 

    Some Honors and Awards prior to 2000

    • The Amalfi Prize for European Sociology, 1999
    • The Friedrich Ebert Award for Sociology, 1999
    • Humanities Seminars Professor, Princeton University, 1998
    • Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft Professor, Johann- Wolfgang-Goethe Universitat,
    • Frankfurt, 1991
    • Fellow, American Academy in Rome, 1991
    • Fellow, Chicago Institute for Architecture and Urbanism, 1988
    • Yale University, The Henry Luce Lectures, 1986
    • Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Humanities, Harvard Graduate School of Design,
    • 1981, 1984-1985
    • Ingram-Merrill Award for Fiction, 1983
    • Visiting Professor, College de France, 1980-1981
    • Sigmund Freud Memorial Lecturer, University College,
    • University of London, 1977
    • Senior Research Fellowship, National Endowmentforthe Humanities, 1976-1977
    • Visiting Member, Institute for Advanced Study, 1974-78, 1979-80
    • Fellow, Guggenheim Foundation, 1973-74
    • Fellow, Joint Center for Urban Studies of Harvard and M.I.T., 1967-68

     

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    Professional Engagements

     

    • Chair of the Board of Trustees, Theatrum Mundi 2012=2020
    • Co-Chair, United Nations Habitat, Habitat III Forum, 2017
    • Advisor, Democratic Party of the United States, 2008, 2012
    • Co-Chair, The European Mayors' Design Council. 2002 – 2018
    • Chair, The Cities Programme, The London School of Economics, 1998-  2020
    • President,  The American Council on Work, 1996 - 2001
    • Chair, International Committee on Urban Studies, United Nations Development Programme\UNESCO, 1989-93
    • Chair, Advisory Committee on Cities, International Social Science Council, 1989-93
    • National Vice-President, P.E.N., 1978-1982
    • Founder and Director, The New York Institute for the Humanities, 1975-1984
    • Director, The Urban Family Study, The Cambridge Institute, 1969-1974
    • Co-Director, The Cambridge Institute, 1969-1974

    Professional Memberships

    • Academy of Social Sciences 
    • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    • Council of Foreign Relations
    • Chatham House
    • American Historical Association
    • American Studies Association
    • American Sociological Association
    • British Sociology Association
    • International Sociological Association
    • Societe Europeenne de Culture
    • Tocqueville Society
    • Society of Architectural Historians
    • Editorial Board, Pequod, 1985 - 1990 
    • Editorial Board, The Psychoanalytic Study of Society, 1981 -- 
    • Editorial Board, Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, 1976 --
    • Editorial Board, Theory and Society, 1974 - 1981