IASC Strategic Report

The Strategic Report 2013-2014 showcases the work of the Institute over the past year.
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The Hedgehog Review

The Hedgehog ReviewCurrent Issue

The Body in Question

Our bodies, ourselves? In one sense, of course. But the things we now do to our bodies and the ways we attempt to perfect or transcend them suggest new, if not fully articulated, conceptions of the human person and the ends and purposes of human existence.

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Recent Blog Posts

THR Blog

Wear It Proudly!

What began as one of the most popular forms of menswear has now morphed into the kindler, gentler uniform. First, there was blue collar. Then white collar. Now there’s soft collar. | Read post >>>

The Infernal Machine

Media Are Elemental: Marvelous Clouds

Welcome to our new blog series: “Media Are Elemental.” | Read post >>>

Common Place

Who Is the Smart City for?

In India's rush to transform, build, and even engineer entire new cities, critics are right to raise concerns about citizenship and access. | Read post >>>

IASC Events

Upcoming Events

14 October 2015

| Afternoon Tea

"How We Got Here – Historical"

21 October 2015

| Reading Group

"Beyond Church and State: Democracy, Secularism, and Conversion"

30 October 2015

Matthew Scherer (George Mason University) | Seminar

6 November 2015

| Afternoon Tea

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James Mumford

Featured Fellow

James Mumford

Postdoctoral Wolterstorff Fellow

James Mumford's research interests include bioethics, political theology and modern Catholic social thought. He taught bioethics in the University of Virginia's philosophy department. His first book, Ethics at the Beginning of Life: A Phenomenological Critique, was published in 2013 by Oxford University Press and was widely reviewed in both religious and philosophical circles. Mumford was an undergraduate at Oxford and a Henry Fellow at Yale. From 2010-13 he worked for leading British political think-tank The Centre for Social Justice....

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