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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

Europe in Search of Europeans

One hundred years after the outbreak of the Great War, Europe is again in crisis. The old cultural questions of Europe and Europeanness have emerged with renewed urgency: If Europe as a union is to survive, what forms of solidarity and identity might hold it together?

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Recent Blog Posts

THR Blog

Portrait of America's Young Adults: Wary but Optimistic

Generational snapshots sometimes confound us in the ways actual photographs do. | Read post >>>

The Infernal Machine

#failedacademic: the New Public Intellectual?

The university may well be antiquated, hypocritical, and in some ways outdated, but at its best it is a bulwark against the pressures, market and otherwise, that celebrity tweeters, #failedintellectuals, and smart writers will certainly face. | Read post >>>

Common Place

What are the Challenges of the City today?

The Urbanization Project recently brought together urban policy scholar Richard Florida, economist Paul Romer, and sociologist Robert Sampson for a panel on "The Challenge of the City" in which they addressed the challenges and potential for cities in the next hundred years. | Read post >>>

IASC Events

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Spring Fellows Dinner

25 April 2014

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Spring Fellows Colloquium

25 April 2014

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Christina Simko

Featured Fellow

Christina Simko

Postdoctoral Fellow

Christina Simko is a cultural and historical sociologist with particular interests in political culture, collective memory, and social theory. She completed her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Virginia in May 2013.

Her current book project—tentatively titled The Politics of Consolation: Mourning, Memory, and the Meaning of September 11—is an historical and sociological account of American political consolation. Delving into the political speechmaking that has accompanied national crises from the American founding to the present, the project identifies symbolic and existential tasks at the heart of political...

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