What is Classical Liberalism, Core Concept
IHS Summer Seminars

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.

IHS will host five-day seminars in Washington, DC and Chapel Hill, NC.

IHS Discourse Initiative

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.

Video: Jonathan Haidt on the Coddling of the American Mind
 Core Classical Liberal Principles and Ideas
Core Classical Liberal Principles and Ideas

At the Institute for Humane Studies, we believe that ideas within the classical liberal intellectual tradition are a driving force of well-being for all people.

The Liberating Power of Higher Education, Dr. Emily Chamlee-Wright, Dr. Chris Surprenant

In her new Forbes.com column, IHS President Dr. Emily Chamlee-Wright speaks with University of New Orleans professor Dr. Chris Surprenant about mass incarceration and considers what Ken Burns’ new PBS series, “College Behind Bars,” can teach us about “the liberating power of higher education.”

PPE Video Series, Justice, Prof. Geoff Sayre-McCord

IHS has worked with leading PPE professors to create a series of 24 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.

IHS Sabbatical Research Fellowships
IHS Sabbatical Research Fellowships

Earn $50,000 for the study, research, and teaching of classical liberal ideas!

Sabbatical Research Fellowships
IHS Summer Seminars
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Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) Video Series & Digital Curriculum Resources

Presented by the Institute for Humane Studies and the John Templeton Foundation

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 24 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.

Faculty

We partner with faculty to grow their impact both on and beyond their campuses.

Aspiring Faculty

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