Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Taubman Center

Marc Dunkelman, Senior Fellow, Clinton Foundation - The Hidden Transformation of American Community

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, Seminar Room

Without any notice, America’s basic community building blocks have dissolved. What Alexis de Tocqueville called the “township” has been replaced. The rhythms that compelled us to understand the people living across town have disappeared. And what is emerging in their place will have a powerful effect on whether we can embrace political compromise and enhance private sector innovation.

Marc Dunkelman is a research fellow at the Taubman Center for Public Policy and a senior fellow at the Clinton Foundation. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Politico, and National Affairs. His book, The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community, is scheduled to be published by W.W. Norton in July.