The Politics of War Powers

The Politics of War Powers

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.

Robert Talisse

How Can We Sustain Our Democracy?

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Talisse had limited access to campus resources, including the library and his own office. The Hayek Fund helped Talisse purchase books and secured the resources needed to finish his book.

Adam Smith

Ryan Patrick Hanley on What Adam Smith Can Teach Us

Dr. Ryan Patrick Hanley, Professor of Political Science at Boston College, believes that Smith’s first book, “The Theory of Moral Sentiments” (1759), can inform and ultimately equip us with the moral philosophy needed to counter the illiberal trends that have swept up many, leading to a performative and disingenuous discourse.

Sarah Burns

Sarah Burns Receives IHS Sabbatical Fellowship

The Institute for Humane Studies is pleased to announce Sarah Burns, associate professor of political science at Rochester Institute of Technology, as a recent recipient of the IHS Sabbatical Research Fellowship.

Bryan Caplan Discusses Book: Open Borders

Bryan Caplan Discusses Book: ‘Open Borders’

Bryan Caplan, George Mason University economics professor and bestselling author of the graphic novel Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration, has a long history with the Institute for Humane Studies. He attended IHS seminars and colloquia dating back to the early 1990s, and met Tyler Cowen through an IHS summer fellows program directed by philosopher Roderick Long.

Book Clubs

The Institute for Humane Studies offers grants for faculty to lead student book clubs throughout …