Faculty Programs

IHS Faculty Programs connect you to the ideas that drew you to the life of the mind and to colleagues who share your interest in the classical liberal intellectual tradition.

Featuring seminars, workshops, and networking opportunities, IHS Faculty Programs help scholars to:

  • Connect to other scholars who are applying, developing, and challenging ideas in the classical liberal tradition
  • Better incorporate the economic way of thinking into course content
  • Leverage academic scholarship toward positive social change in public policy
  • Workshop manuscripts, articles, and research to prepare for publication
  • Be more competitive in the academic job market

As part of its Discourse Initiative, IHS is particularly interested in research and programs in the following general categories: Liberalism and Its Critics, Key Challenges within a Free Society, Cultural Challenges within Liberal Society, Contentious Topics within the Liberal Tradition, and Liberalism in Times of Crisis. Learn more about the Discourse Initiative here.

IHS welcomes applications and proposals on these or other related topics from scholars in all disciplines.

Programs Being Offered this Academic Year

Academic Research Seminars

Early Stage Career Development Seminar

Academic Research Seminars connect liberty-advancing scholars to discuss new ideas for research and collaboration.

Free Speech & Open Inquiry

Student raising hand in college classroom setting

To support faculty in creating a culture of free and open inquiry on campuses, IHS has launched the Open Inquiry Project, a platform for faculty learning and engagement on the issues of free speech and independent thought on college campuses.

Campus Event Support

IHS works with faculty across the country to host extracurricular events, focused on ideas within the classical liberal tradition on their campuses. If you would like to host an event on your campus, we can help you fund, plan, and market it.

Discussion Colloquia

discussion colloquia

Discuss intensely interesting and challenging topics with peers and network together.

Research Workshops

Research Workshops

Scholars have the opportunity to advance inquiry and form interdisciplinary and intergenerational networks of scholars.

Special Lecture Series

Giving a lecture on classical liberal ideas

On occasion IHS is fortunate enough to work with scholars on a variety of topics. Some of the work is a little bit different from our traditional programs. Out of this sprung the idea for these lecture series.