Harvard's Michèle Lamont delivers the Cadario Visiting Lecture on Public Policy

Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 6:30PM - 8:00PM ET

Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

Who matters in society? Why are some people viewed as more legitimate or greater status than others? How can we broaden who is considered worthy of recognition?

On October 27, 2022, Harvard University sociologist Michèle Lamont delivered the Munk School's Cadario Visiting Lecture in Public Policy with her talk "Who matters? How to redefine worth in our divided societies?" 


The Cadario Visiting Lecture in Public Policy is generously supported by Paul Cadario, Distinguished Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy.


Michèle Lamont is Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies and the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies at Harvard University. A cultural and comparative sociologist, she is the author or coauthor of four books and the editor of a dozen collective volumes/journal issues and over 100 articles and chapters on a range of topics including culture and inequality, racism and stigma, academia and knowledge, social change and successful societies, and qualitative methods.

Her new book “Who Matters; How to Redefine Worth in our Divided World” will be published in 2023. She co-chaired the advisory board to the 2022 UN Human Development Report, “Uncertain times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a World in Transformation.” After directing the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University from 2014-2021, she leads its research cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion. Recent honors include a Carnegie Fellowship (2019-2021), a Russell Sage Foundation fellowship (2019-2020), the 2017 Erasmus prize and honorary doctorates from six countries. She served as the 108th President of the American Sociological Association in 2016-2017.