Emily Chamlee-Wright

Dr. Chamlee-Wright joined IHS in November 2016 with an accomplished record as an academic leader, scholar, and educator. From 2012 to 2016 she served as provost and dean at Washington College and was previously the Elbert H. Neese Professor of Economics and associate dean at Beloit College. Emily earned her PhD in economics from George Mason University and has published six books. She is a former W.K. Kellogg National Leadership Fellow and received the excellence in teaching award from Beloit College, a Distinguished Alumna Award from George Mason University, and the 2014 Charles G. Koch Outstanding IHS Alum Award.

Blog Posts By Emily Chamlee-Wright

The Four Corners of Liberalism blog

The Four Corners of Liberalism

The past two-and-a-half centuries have witnessed extraordinary improvement in the human condition. More people today than in the long stretch of human history have freedom and opportunity to live their fullest lives.

Don Lavoie Teaches

Don Lavoie’s Legacy: Cultivating the Virtues of Academic Life

I remember, precisely, where I was on November 9, 1989, the night that the Berlin Wall came tumbling down. I was at George Mason University, in a temporary classroom building erected to alleviate the university’s growing pains. My friends and I had just returned from the 15-minute break that split up our three-hour graduate course in comparative economic systems. Somebody had (if you can believe it) a transistor radio. In stunned silence, we gathered around as the drama unfolded. Our professor, the late Don Lavoie huddled with us.

Just Published: “The Value and Limits of Academic Speech”

… The Institute for Humane Studies is excited to announce the release of a new collection of essays titled, The Value and Limits of Academic Speech. Edited by Donald Downs and Christopher Surprenant, the volume features a diverse lineup of respected political scientists, philosophers, sociologists and more, who explore historical, cultural, legal, and normative facets of campus speech …