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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

Thinking About the Poor

What is life like inside the social safety net? How does it feel to fall from the middle class into poverty? Are the poor becoming increasingly invisible to the rest of society? In a year marking the fiftieth anniversary of the launch of the War on Poverty, we devote our fall issue to how we think about the poor.

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Recent Blog Posts

THR Blog

The Hedgehog's Array: November 21, 2014

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The Infernal Machine

Universitybot Responds: Gang Rape as "Sexual Misconduct"

Sullivan's statement was a missive from the bureaucratic bowels of an accounting machine. It was surely manufactured by public relations specialists and lawyers whose interests are simply fiduciary, concerned only with legal liability and potential fundraising. | Read post >>>

Common Place

Was there ever a truly natural city? The Byzantines thought so.

The Greeks believed humans could only achieve their full potential in the context of a city and perhaps no city built by Greeks aspired to this goal more enthusiastically than Constantinople. As a truly natural city, could this former Byzantine capital serve as a paradigm for sustainable urbanization and green growth in cities today? | Read post >>>

IASC Events

Upcoming Events

Institute Seminar Series - "A Confident Pluralism"

21 November 2014

John Inazu (Washington University) | Seminar

Fellows Cocktail Hour

3 December 2014

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Institute Holiday Gathering

10 December 2014

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22 January 2015

Eva Illouz (Hebrew University- Bezalel Academy of Art and Design) | Lecture

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John Inazu

Featured Fellow

John Inazu

Visiting Faculty Fellow

John D. Inazu is a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture during the 2014-2015 academic year. Inazu is associate professor of law and political science at Washington University in St. Louis, and an affiliate faculty member of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics. His scholarship focuses on the First Amendment freedoms of speech, assembly, and religion, and related issues of political and legal theory. Inazu received his PhD in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his law degree from Duke University School of Law. His book, Liberty’s Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom...

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