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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

Too Much Information

The benefits of an ever-more networked environment are powerful: connectedness, efficiency, and instant access to information. But we may be losing more than our privacy in the digitized info-sphere, including the autonomy and creativity we think it enables.

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THR Blog

The Hedgehog’s Array: March 27, 2015

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The Infernal Machine

79 Theses on Technology. For Disputation.

Alan Jacobs has written seventy-nine theses on technology for disputation. A disputation is an old technology, a formal technique of debate and argument that took shape in medieval universities in Paris, Bologna, and Oxford in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. In its most general form, a disputation consisted of a thesis, a counter thesis, and a string of arguments, usually buttressed by citations of Aristotle, Augustine, or the Bible. | Read post >>>

Common Place

The Power of Play in the Public Square

The renovated Place de la République shows the power of the public square. | Read post >>>

IASC Events

Upcoming Events

The Politics of Culture in Putin’s Russia

1 April 2015

Peter Pomerantsev | Public Lecture

"Damaging Our Own Good: Criminal Sanction, Incarceration, and the Erosion of Agency"

10 April 2015

Jonathan Jacobs (John Jay College, CUNY) | Seminar

Fellows Afternoon Tea

15 April 2015

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Spring Fellows Colloquium

24 April 2015

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James Mumford

Featured Fellow

James Mumford

Postdoctoral Wolterstorff Fellow

James Mumford is the Nicholas Wolterstorff postdoctoral research fellow. He earned his PhD from Oxford in ethics and religion, published in 2013 as Ethics at the Beginning of Life: A Phenomenological Critique (Oxford University Press). His research interests include bioethics, political theology and modern Catholic social thought. Mumford was an undergraduate at Oxford and a Henry Fellow at Yale. From 2010-13 he worked for leading British political/social policy think-tank, The Centre for Social Justice. He writes on a range of ethical, political and social issues for The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Demos Quarterly,...

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