A Look at Douglass North with Dr. Noel Johnson

How do you address the hard problem of institutional change? Dr. Noel Johnson tackled this …

How can the humanities help us understand America’s reckoning with racial injustice?

Dr. Boetkke argues that the role of government should be more narrow and that government should only be doing things that private citizens are unable to do. One area where he sees that public administration is in need of reform is police programs. When police programs are admininistered badly, they can become examples of “the predatory State.”

Summer Seminars bring together graduate students and faculty to explore the nature of free society. Lectures, discussions, and evening socials lead to connections—intellectual and personal connections—that can last a lifetime.

The Discourse Initiative offers major research grants, small-scale awards, and opportunities for collaboration through programs like Research Workshops, Discussion Colloquia, and more. Learn how you can get involved today.


Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) Video Series & Digital Curriculum Resources

This project provides valuable new teaching tools for faculty in the interdisciplinary field of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

IHS has worked with leading PPE professors to create a series of 23 videos on foundational topics in PPE, and to pair them each with suggested readings and other resources to add to your syllabus or lesson plan. The videos are designed for viewing and discussion both inside and outside the classroom.


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Aspiring Faculty

IHS helps graduate students and aspiring faculty expand their research, deepen their impact, and cultivate their career growth.