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A Shift in the Intellectual Climate on Campus?  New York, NY

Featuring Dr. Samuel Abrams, Sarah Lawrence College

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

6:30-8:30 pm
Park Avenue Armory | 643 Park Ave | NYC

Do colleges lack viewpoint diversity? Where is higher education going wrong? What can we do? Dr. Sam Abrams will provide an exclusive, first look at the findings from new surveys of professors and administrators regarding the intellectual climate on campus. Sam is an IHS alum, Academic Advisor to Heterodox Academy, and leader in conversations about ideological diversity in higher education.

For questions or to register, contact Kurt Brown at KABrown@ihs.gmu.edu or (703) 993-9097.

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Can Free Speech Be Restored On America’s Campuses? Chicago, IL

Featuring Professor Eugene Volokh, UCLA

Thursday, June 22, 2017

11:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Signature Room at the 95th ~ John Hancock Center ~ 875 N. Michigan Ave ~ Chicago, IL 60611

Free speech and open debate are increasingly imperiled on university campuses. Professor Eugene Volokh will assess the threat, and IHS will highlight new efforts to meet the challenge. Volokh teaches free speech law, religious freedom law, and church-state relations law at UCLA, and he is founder and coauthor of the influential legal blog “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

For questions or to register, contact Kurt Brown at KABrown@ihs.gmu.edu or (703) 993-9097.

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If you have ideas for a program in your area, or you would like to host a luncheon, reception, or small dinner, please contact Krysti Lloyd at (262) 510-5864 or klloyd@ihs.gmu.edu.


 

Past Events

The Next Generation of Professors: Essential for Change – March 28 – Fernandina Beach, FL

Featuring Emily Chamlee-Wright, President of IHS and Art Carden, Associate Professor of Economics at Samford University

Professors are at the heart of developing ideas and talent in universities and colleges. Supporting the development of professors who advance understanding of a free society is absolutely critical. Join us for a conversation about the challenges and opportunities to cultivate the next generation of professors.

The Next Generation of Professors: Essential for Change – March 29 – Palm Beach, FL

Featuring Emily Chamlee-Wright, President of IHS and Art Carden, Associate Professor of Economics at Samford University

Professors are at the heart of developing ideas and talent in universities and colleges. Supporting the development of professors who advance understanding of a free society is absolutely critical. Join us for a conversation about the challenges and opportunities to cultivate the next generation of professors.

Can Free Speech Be Restored On America’s Campuses? – April 10 – Houston, TX

Featuring Professor Eugene Volokh, UCLA

Free speech and open debate are increasingly imperiled on university campuses. Professor Eugene Volokh will assess the threat, and IHS will highlight new efforts to meet the challenge. Volokh teaches free speech law, religious freedom law, and church-state relations law at UCLA, and he is founder and coauthor of the influential legal blog “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

 

IHS Supporter Reception – February 22 – Tucson, AZ

Hosted by David Schmidtz and Cate Johnson

Come meet the new president of the Institute for Humane Studies, Emily Chamlee-Wright, and raise a toast to past president Marty Zupan. Dave and Cate are generous supporters of our work and hope you will join in celebrating IHS’s progress and looking forward to our future.

 

IHS Supporter Reception – February 21 – Phoenix, AZ

Come meet the new president of the Institute for Humane Studies, Emily Chamlee-Wright, and raise a toast to past president Marty Zupan. Join in celebrating IHS’s progress and looking forward to our future.

IHS Supporter Reception – January 24, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA

Hosted by Ambassador Frank and Kathy Baxter

Come meet the new president of the Institute for Humane Studies, Emily Chamlee-Wright, and raise a toast to past president Marty Zupan.  Frank and Kathy Baxter are generous supporters of our work and hope you will join in celebrating IHS’s progress and looking forward to our future.

 

Can Free Speech Be Restored on America’s Campuses? – January 23, 2017 – San Francisco, CA

Featuring Professor Eugene Volokh, UCLA

Free speech and open debate are increasingly imperiled on university campuses. Professor Eugene Volokh will assess the threat, and IHS will highlight new efforts to meet the challenge. Volokh teaches free speech law, religious freedom law, and church-state relations law at UCLA, and he is founder and coauthor of the influential legal blog “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

 

Judges, the Constitution, and Our Liberties – November 16, 2016  Arlington, VA

Featuring Professor Randy Barnett, Georgetown University

As Republicans and Democrats gear up for more fights over Supreme Court appointments, a leading constitutional scholar says the crucial battle is more fundamental—over the very nature of We the People. Randy Barnett, the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at Georgetown University and an IHS alumnus, will discuss his new book, Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People.

 

Can Free Speech Be Restored on America’s Campuses? – October 12, 2016 – New York, NY

Featuring Professor Eugene Volokh, UCLA

Free speech and open debate are increasingly imperiled on university campuses. Professor Eugene Volokh will assess the threat, and IHS will highlight new efforts to meet the challenge. Volokh teaches free speech law, religious freedom law, and church-state relations law at UCLA, and he is founder and coauthor of the influential legal blog “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

 

One Professor Reaching Millions of Students?  It’s a Miracle! – June 22, 2016 – New York City

Featuring Professor Steven Horwitz 

Online technology has changed everything when it comes to reaching students with the ideas of free enterprise and America’s founding ideals.  Come toast the phenomenal five-year success of our unique Learn Liberty online videos.  Hear from Professor Steven Horwitz, one of our star Learn Liberty presenters, and from the IHS entrepreneur who led this project from start-up to 20 million student views in five years.

 

Can Free Speech Be Restored on America’s Campuses? – May 11, 2016 – Dallas, Texas

Featuring Professor Eugene Volokh, UCLA

Free speech and open debate are increasingly imperiled on university campuses. Professor Eugene Volokh will assess the threat, and IHS will highlight new efforts to meet the challenge. Volokh teaches free speech law, religious freedom law, and church-state relations law at UCLA, and he is founder and coauthor of the influential legal blog “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

 

Can Free Speech Be Restored on America’s Campuses? – April 12, 2016 – Los Angeles, California

Featuring Professor Eugene Volokh, UCLA

Free speech and open debate are increasingly imperiled on university campuses.  Professor Eugene Volokh will assess the threat and the prospect for turning things around.  Volokh teaches free speech law, religious freedom law, and church-state relations law at UCLA, and he is founder and coauthor of the influential legal blog “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

 

Can Free Speech Be Restored on America’s Campuses? – December 10, 2015 – Phoenix, Arizona

Featuring Professor Eugene Volokh, UCLA

Free speech and open debate are increasingly imperiled on university campuses.  Professor Eugene Volokh will assess the threat and the prospect for turning things around.  Volokh teaches free speech law, religious freedom law, and church-state relations law at UCLA, and he is founder and coauthor of the influential legal blog “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

 

What Will Turn the Tide on College Campuses? – October 13, 2015 – Chicago, Illinois

Featuring IHS President Marty Zupan

It’s critical to change our universities, because bad ideas germinate there and spread throughout the culture, influencing young minds, the media, and policy.  You may think higher ed is too far gone to be saved. . .  but the Institute for Humane Studies has good news for you.  Come hear how our dynamic strategy gives friends of freedom a fighting chance to transform the academic landscape.

 

Overcoming Threats to Free Speech on Campus – October 1, 2015 – New York City

Featuring Professor John Tomasi, Brown University

IHS alum John Tomasi is delighted to join us for an evening with our New York friends.  John is an award-winning teacher at Brown University and founder of the university’s Political Theory Project, which has played a leading role in opening up political dialogue at Brown.  In his talk, he’ll address the challenges to free speech in today’s universities and the unique approach he’s pioneered at Brown.

What Will Turn the Tide on College Campuses? – April 1, 2015 – Naples, Florida

Featuring IHS President Marty Zupan

It’s critical to change our universities, because bad ideas germinate there and spread throughout the culture, influencing young minds, the media, and policy. You may think higher ed is too far gone to be saved. . . but the Institute for Humane Studies has good news for you. Come hear how our dynamic strategy gives friends of freedom a fighting chance to transform the academic landscape in this decade.

What’s Missing on America’s Campuses? – December 4, 2014, Scottsdale, Arizona

Featuring IHS President Marty Zupan

Bad ideas germinate in our universities and spread throughout the culture, influencing young minds, the media, and “enlightened” bureaucrats and politicians. If we want to turn our country around, we have to turn our universities around!  Come hear how dynamic changes in our strategy give friends of freedom a fighting chance to transform the academic landscape in this decade.

IHS Supporter Reception – June 10, 2014, New York City

With widespread concern about growing inequality, how do we help friends, neighbors, and students understand the real issues and real solutions?  Professor Sean Mulholland of Stonehill College discusses how he tackles this contentious topic in IHS educational programs for students.

IHS Supporter Reception – November 20, 2013, New York City

Why is it so hard to convince people that free markets are better than government? Professor Howard Baetjer of Towson University has some thoughts. He is one of the most popular lecturers at IHS student seminars, and he’s distilled years of teaching in his new book Free Our Markets: A Citizens’ Guide to Essential Economics.

IHS Supporter Reception – July 16, 2013, Los Angeles

Political science student and director of the Reason-Rupe polling project Emily Ekins gave her insights on college students’ public opinion. 

IHS Supporter Reception – May 21, 2013, New York City

Professor Jeff Miron explained the libertarian viewpoints on various policital debates based on his book Libertarianism from A-Z.

 

If you have ideas for a program in your area, or you would like to host a luncheon, reception, or small dinner, please contact Krysti Lloyd at (262) 510-5864 or klloyd@ihs.gmu.edu.