60th Anniversary

John Majewski: Understanding the World through History

John Majewski: Understanding the World through History

History has always been John Majewski’s passion. When he was just a boy, Majewski began collecting World War II and Civil War books. Today he is a scholar and professor of history at UC Santa Barbara whose research considers the political economy of the United States around the time of the Civil War.

Women, Classical Liberalism, and IHS

Over the last 60 years IHS has supported and connected thousands of scholars, many of whom were women breaking new ground in male-dominated fields. Over generations, these women mentored and inspired younger female scholars, growing a network of women deeply engaged in the exploration of classical liberal ideas.

What Makes IHS Summer Seminars a Favorite Among Students and Faculty?

Freiman describes the inspiring whirlwind that is Summer Seminars, including the immersive, daylong discussions on politics, philosophy, and economics that both students and faculty alike partake in. Summer Seminar participants are from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines and are gathered for a weeklong civil discussion debating and exploring the ideas of a free society.

Kristina Kendall on the Power of Storytelling

Kristina Kendall on the Power of Storytelling

Telling stories enable us to animate the issues we care about. They also help us to understand ourselves better. For over two decades, Kristina Kendall has harnessed the power of stories as a producer and content creator.

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The Mentorship Mantras of David Schmidtz

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.

Tom W. Bell

The Career of Outstanding IHS Alum–Tom W. Bell

Tom W. Bell, Professor of Law at Chapman University has been participating in IHS programs as both a student and a professor for over 30 years. As part of our 60th anniversary, we take a look back at Bell’s academic journey through a series of photos.


A Look at Mario Rizzo’s Storied Tenure

For over 40 years, Dr. Mario Rizzo has been a member of IHS events in one capacity or another. Dr. Rizzo was first introduced to IHS in 1974 at the South Royalton Conference, where he would later meet Dr. Ludwig Lachmann, a leading figure at the time within the school of Austrian economics.