Introducing Recent Outstanding IHS Alum Recipients: Mark LeBar and Fabio Rojas

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.

2020 Recipient

LeBar, a philosophy professor at Florida State University, has been an active member of the IHS community since the mid-1990s, and regularly serves as a guest lecturer at the IHS Summer Seminars program. In addition to Summer Seminars, LeBar has offered career advice to prospective graduate students as part of the IHS Graduate School 101 program.

IHS Gala

L-R: IHS President, Emily Chamlee-Wright, 2020 IHS Alum Recipient, Mark LeBar, and Charles Koch Foundation Executive Director, Ryan Stowers

2021 Recipient

Rojas is a sociology professor at Indiana University Bloomington. His involvement with IHS spans nearly 30 thirty years and also includes serving as a frequent guest lecturer at Summer Seminars. Rojas was also a 2020-2021 IHS Senior Fellow as part of the Fellowship for the Study of Liberalism and a Free Society. 

IHS Gala

L-R: IHS President, Emily Chamlee-Wright, 2021 IHS Alum Recipient, Fabio Rojas, and Charles Koch Foundation Executive Director, Ryan Stowers

Both scholars were presented with their respective awards during a special reception celebrating the Institute for Humane Studies’ 60th Anniversary in early October 2021.

For an in-depth look at LeBar and Rojas’ history with IHS, we have compiled a list below of interviews, thought pieces, and career resources both scholars have contributed to IHS over the years.

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