Invitation to McCarthy Award Ceremony Honoring Bert Klandermans

Author: Bryant Crubaugh

The Notre Dame Center for the Study of Social Movements cordially invites you to attend events in honor of Bert Klandermans.  Bert will be presented with the John D. McCarthy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Scholarship of Social Movements and Collective Behavior on May 3, 2014.

The McCarthy Award honors scholars who have made "outstanding contributions to the scholarly literature concerned with social movements, protest, collective violence, riots, and other kind of collective behavior over the course of his or her career.  In a spirit reflecting the scholar-teacher model inherent to the University of Notre Dame, the recipient will be a person who has made major contributions not only through her or his own research, but also through teaching and mentoring other, more junior, scholars as they have developed their own research and scholarly identities."

We hope that you will be able to join us to help celebrate Bert’s extraordinary accomplishments.  Bert is often referred to as an “international ambassador” for social movement scholarship and he has been particularly successful in bringing social psychology back into social movement research with cutting edge theoretical and empirical contributions. 

It is truly a pleasure to honor Bert with this award and I hope that you will be able to join us to celebrate his many accomplishments. All you need to do is let us know that you plan to attend and we will reserve a spot for you at the table (no charge for admission—the food and wine are on us!).

Award events will take place at the University of Notre Dame on Saturday, May 3rd 2014:

  • 4:30 p.m. Public lecture by Bert Klandermans titled “The Virtue of Comparison: on Times, Places, Issues, and Activities.”
  • 6:30 p.m. Dinner, award ceremony, and toast honoring Bert.  The Lifetime Achievement award will be presented by Rory McVeigh, Director of the Center for Study of Social Movements.  Special toasts will be offered by John McCarthy, Pam Oliver, Sarah Soule, Sid Tarrow, and Stefaan Walgrave.

If you are planning to attend, please send an email RSVP by April 10th to

Rory McVeigh
Director, Center for the Study of Social Movements
University of Notre Dame