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IASC Strategic Report

The Strategic Report 2012-2013 showcases the work of the Institute over the past year.
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The Hedgehog Review

The Hedgehog ReviewCurrent Issue

Europe in Search of Europeans

One hundred years after the outbreak of the Great War, Europe is again in crisis. The old cultural questions of Europe and Europeanness have emerged with renewed urgency: If Europe as a union is to survive, what forms of solidarity and identity might hold it together?

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Recent Blog Posts

THR Blog

Dishonesty in the Headlines

“My word is my bond,” business “done with a handshake,” and “honor codes” are not even the rhetoric of the day, much less the reality. | Read post >>>

The Infernal Machine

#failedacademic: the New Public Intellectual?

The university may well be antiquated, hypocritical, and in some ways outdated, but at its best it is a bulwark against the pressures, market and otherwise, that celebrity tweeters, #failedintellectuals, and smart writers will certainly face. | Read post >>>

Common Place

What are the Challenges of the City today?

The Urbanization Project recently brought together urban policy scholar Richard Florida, economist Paul Romer, and sociologist Robert Sampson for a panel on "The Challenge of the City" in which they addressed the challenges and potential for cities in the next hundred years. | Read post >>>

IASC Events

Upcoming Events

Spring Fellows Dinner

25 April 2014

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Spring Fellows Colloquium

25 April 2014

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James Mumford

Featured Fellow

James Mumford

Postdoctoral Wolterstorff Fellow

James Mumford read English as an undergraduate at Oxford and was a Henry Fellow at Yale studying political theory and religion before receiving his DPhil back at Oxford. His dissertation was published by Oxford University Press in 2013 as Ethics at the Beginning of Life: A Phenomenological Critique. Between 2010 and 2013 he worked for leading British think-tank The Centre for Social Justice conducting extensive research on the biggest challenges facing the poorest elderly. He has written for The Guardian, Demos Quarterly, The Huffington Post, The Spectator and Standpoint on a variety of issues;...

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