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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

Minding Our Minds

Distracted? Having problems focusing? Overwhelmed by emails, texts, and tweets? In “Minding Our Minds,” our editors and writers examine the increasingly parlous state of our minds in the face of the information age’s relentless barrage of media and messages. More than simply a psychological or neurological manifestation, our ability—or inability—to pay attention is a symptom of a larger cultural phenomenon.

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Recent Blog Posts

THR Blog

And Who Is a Person? The Problem with Hobby Lobby (Part II)

Does the Hobby Lobby decision not call for a better concept of corporate personhood that would allow us to differentiate between various types of entities and religious liberty claims? | Read post >>>

The Infernal Machine

Twilight of an Idol: College, Purpose, and Zombies

College has come to bear an impossible burden, both individually and socially. Its most confident advocates treat it like a stand-alone ethical resource, capable of funding and guiding the self- transformations of America's elite. | Read post >>>

Common Place

The Magic of Mayors?

Noah Toly review of Benjamin Barber's new book If Mayors Rules the World offers critical insight and originality into current discussions regarding the future of urban governance in a globalized world. | Read post >>>

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Christina McRorie

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Christina McRorie

Doctoral Fellow

Christina McRorie is a doctoral student in the Theology, Ethics, and Culture program in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include Christian theological ethics, the history of political economy, and economic ethics within the Abrahamic traditions. Her current research focuses on the conditions for moral agency set by global capitalism and consumer society. She holds an MAR from Yale University, and a BA from Pepperdine University.

At the Institute, Christina works closely with the Program on Culture, Capitalism, and Global Change.

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