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Orlando Patterson
Institutions, Cultures and Development: The Caribbean Experience
Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 04:00pm - 05:30pm
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
1501 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201

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Orlando Patterson

Orlando Patterson, a historical and cultural sociologist, is John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard University.  He previously held faculty appointments at the University of the West Indies, his alma mater, and the London School of Economics where he received his doctorate. His academic interests include the culture and practices of freedom; the comparative study of slavery and ethno-racial relations; and the cultural sociology of poverty and underdevelopment with special reference to the Caribbean and African American youth.

Patterson is the author of numerous academic papers and five major academic books, including Slavery and Social Death (1982); Freedom in the Making of Western Culture (1991); and The Ordeal of Integration (1997). Patterson was special adviser for social policy and development to Prime Minister Michael Manley of Jamaica. He was a founding member of Cultural Survival, one of the leading advocacy groups for the rights of indigenous peoples, and was a board member of Freedom House. He was the recipient of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction in 1991; the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award of the American Sociological Association; and co-winner of the Ralph Bunche Award for the best book on pluralism from the American Political Science Association. He was awarded the Order of Distinction by the Government of Jamaica in 1999.



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