For over twenty years, James Stacey Taylor has been an active participant in the IHS scholarly community, participating in numerous programs from all angles of classical liberal thought.
The Institute for Humane Studies is pleased to announce two esteemed scholars as recipients of the 2020 and 2021 Charles G. Koch Outstanding IHS Alum Award; professors Mark LeBar and Fabio Rojas.
The more Buccola reflected on the vexing nature of justice, the more certain he was that political thought would play an outsized role in his career.
In 1989, Kris Alan Mauren attended an IHS career workshop on non-profit management at Tallwood, learning how to build institutions that would generate a lasting footprint in society.
Scott Bullock had just finished law school when Clint Bolick and Chip Mellor invited him to join IJ as its first attorney. In 2005 his role thrust him onto the national stage in the Kelo v. City of New London Supreme Court case.
When Dr. Marcus Witcher studied English literature as an undergraduate, he considered the historical context and typically wrote from a historical perspective. During a meeting with an academic adviser in his sophomore year at the University of Central Arkansas, Witcher discussed his interest in graduate school. The advisor suggested that Witcher try out some history classes and consider pursuing history, rather than literature, in graduate school.
As a graduate student, Bambrick first became exposed to IHS through the Hayek Fund for Scholars, which supported her travel to multiple political science conferences across the country.
For nearly 20 years, Mark LeBar has been a popular mainstay at IHS events and programs, especially summer seminars. LeBar first broke onto the IHS scene in 1996, at the recommendation from his professor and fellow IHS alum David Schmidtz.
Vallier is an associate professor of philosophy at Bowling Green State University, where he also directs the Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law program. “In Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, what you’re essentially doing is applying the formal and empirical methods of the social sciences to make advances in value theory,” Vallier explains.
As a graduate student, the interdisciplinary exploration of ideas at an IHS summer seminar reimagined classical liberalism in ways that were hard to ignore, says Abigail R. Hall, an associate professor of economics at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.