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Craig Calhoun is president of the Berggruen Institute. From 2012-2016, he was director and president of the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he remains as Centennial Professor. Before taking up his post at the LSE, he was University Professor at New York University, director of the Institute for Public Knowledge, and president of the Social Science Research Council. Calhoun has written widely on culture and communication, technology and social change, social theory and politics, and on the social sciences themselves. He is co-editor of a handful of recent and forthcoming volumes on secularism and religion, including Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age and Habermas and Religion.