You have a vision for an engaging campus event. IHS can help make it a reality.
At IHS, we believe that ideas can change the world, and that one of the best ways to foster discussion about the big questions of human nature and our social existence is to empower faculty to engage more deeply with students through extracurricular activities. That’s why we created the On-Campus Faculty Partnership. Through a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation, we work with faculty across the country to host events that create campus conversations beyond the classroom.
We provide support for faculty-driven educational events aimed primarily at undergraduate students that raise and critically consider timeless and fundamental questions about free societies. Event formats vary, but include activities such as lectures, debates, seminars, reading groups, and more. Consider some examples of past supported events:
- An invite-only Socratic seminar for 15 students at Yale University discussing public choice theory and its applications to public policy
- A reading group on Commerce, Culture, and Liberty: Readings on Capitalism Before Adam Smith at Mount Holyoke College
- A series of mini-seminars in philosophy, politics, and economics at the University of Pennsylvania
- A conference discussing morality and markets at the Ohio State University
- A debate at the University of Louisville on U.S. immigration policy
- A lecture on the political economy of drone warfare and national security at Michigan State University
- Also consider our list of upcoming events
What makes the IHS Faculty Partnership different from other grants you may be used to? The key difference is that, in addition to financial assistance, we’re also able to help plan and market events, as well as consult on curriculum and speaker selection based on decades of running summer seminars and a vast network of scholars around the world. In some cases, particularly for less intensive programs (lectures, debates, reading groups), we will make a one-time monetary award to the host institution. In others, especially for conferences and Socratic seminars, we will help to coordinate logistics, event marketing, and even send staff to help ensure events run smoothly on the ground.