Inazu delivers Kuyper lecture on confident pluralism at Baylor University

Inazu_JSenior Fellow John D. Inazu delivered the 2016 Annual Kuyper Lecture at Baylor University on June 10, 2016. Presented by the Center for Public Justice, Inazu’s lecture primarily focused on the content of his recently released book, Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving through Deep Difference.

Read the transcript of Inazu’s lecture here.

Julia Ticona to begin postdoctoral fellowship with Data & Society

Ticona_JResearch Fellow Julia Ticona was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by Data & Society, a research institute in New York City that considers the social, ethical, and cultural implications of data-centric technological development. Ticona will continue her research on technologies of work, emotions, and inequality.

Ticona will remain connected to IASC as a research fellow as she embarks on this new endeavor. Congratulations, Julia!

Confident Pluralism reviewed in the The Washington Post

confident pluralism coverSenior Fellow John D. Inazu’s critically acclaimed release, Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving through Deep Difference, was reviewed by Michael Gerson in The Washington Post.

“Tolerance, humility and patience are not the ornaments of a democracy, they are its essence.”

Read Gerson’s review, titled, “In the age of Trump, a plea for pluralism,” here.

Nonstop Metropolis featuring Garnette Cadogan available for preorder

Garnette CadoganNonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, an imaginative and creative atlas of which Institute Visiting Fellow Garnette Cadogan is editor-at-large, is now available for preorder.

Hailed as “a new way to think about the cultural and political life of cities,” the atlas includes maps, essays, and interviews that illuminate the complexity of New York City’s urban landscape.

Nonstop Metropolis releases October 19.


James Davison Hunter at Faith Angle Forum


An article in Christian Post details IASC Executive Director James Davison Hunter’s argument regarding culture and morality on college campuses at the March 2016 Faith Angle Forum.

“At the heart of this culture and at the heart of sexual assault, is an implicit anthropology that conceives of human beings as objects for instrumental ends.”

Hunter gave his argument while participating in a panel, “Character and Public Life,” alongside David Brooks and Michael Cromartie.

Listen to the audio of the panel and read the full transcript here.


Chad Wellmon on the humanities

news_-_wellmon_0Are the humanities in a state of crisis? Chad Wellmon situates this contemporary question in a longer historical thread tracing back to nineteenth-century Germany in an article titled, “Permanent Crisis: The Humanities in an Age of Disenchantment.”

Written by Wellmon and Paul Reitter, the piece originally appeared in Times Literary Supplement on May 2017, 2016.

Wellmon and Reitter recently coedited Anti-Education (New York Review Books, 2016), a translation of Nietzche’s 1872 Basel lectures on German education. Purchase Anti-Education here.

Confident Pluralism reviewed in First Things

confident pluralism coverSenior Fellow John Inazu’s latest release, Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving through Deep Difference, was reviewed in First Things by Carl R. Trueman.

“Inazu’s book should be read by all who desire a more civil, thoughtful society than the one in which we find ourselves.”

Read Inazu’s response to Trueman’s review in First Things here.

Inazu wrote Confident Pluralism while a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Institute during the 2014–2015 academic year. Purchase the book here.