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Prof. George Ritzer, PhD

George Ritzer is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Maryland.

He is one of the leading sociologists in the USA. Alongside his publications on social science theory, such as The Encyclopedia of Social Theory (2005) and The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology (2007), it is particularly his works on globalization − The Globalization of Nothing (2007), The McDonaldization of Society (2008) – which have earned him international recognition.

Professor Ritzer will be at the CAS in July 2013 upon invitation from Professor Ulrich Beck.