Twenty years ago, in response to the 9/11 attacks, Congress signed into law the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). However, as Sarah Burns Associate Professor of political science at Rochester Institute of Technology notes, this authorization is so open-ended that every president since its passing has the ability to carry out any operation without being meaningfully stopped by Congress.
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With nearly 80 graduate students in attendance, the 2021 IHS Graduate Conference successfully sharpened research projects and reconnected colleagues. For two days, graduate students shared their research with fellow peers and faculty, whose constructive feedback helped refine each project for publication.
In the spring of 2021, a mixed audience of graduate students and faculty convened as part of the Institute for Humane Studies’ Advanced Topics series of discussion colloquia co-sponsored with Liberty Fund. In a Socratic discussion, these scholars tackled the topic of “Liberty and the Struggle for the Early Chinese State,” with historian Stephen Davies serving as the discussion leader.
However, an academic advisor discouraged him from pursuing a career in academia, suggesting that he …
What most attracted Peter Boettke to the Institute for Humane Studies were the events which gave renewed life to ideas that were in danger of quietly being ignored.
A major theme in Chorniy’s research is the impact of public health insurance programs on …
When John Tomasi was a first-year philosophy graduate student, he and others in his class found their mailboxes had been stuffed with the same leaflet about a summer program from a place called the Institute for Humane Studies. Little did Tomasi know that the “culprit” behind these flyers would have a profound impact on his academic interests.
Freedom of expression is essential for human flourishing, and at the Institute for Humane Studies we recognize that, through their efforts, faculty can cultivate a culture of civil discourse in higher education and academia at large.
We interviewed Jacob Bruggeman, graduate student of history at Johns Hopkins University, about his experience in several of IHS’s graduate student programs which include: The Humane Studies Fellowship, Summer Seminars, Discussion Colloquia, and the Hayek Fund.
The Institute for Humane Studies has awarded its spring 2021 round of major grants, Discourse Initiative Research Grants and Free Speech and Open Inquiry Grants, to fifteen faculty members in the humanities and social sciences.