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Congratulations to our Outgoing Fellows

The Institute community gathered to celebrate eight outgoing fellows at the Spring Fellows Colloquium. Read about their future endeavors here.

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The Hedgehog Review

The Hedgehog ReviewCurrent Issue

Meritocracy and its Discontents

Increasingly, Americans have grown wary and distrustful of their leaders, whom they perceive as arrogant, selfish, and disconnected from the concerns of real people and the best interests of the nation. What does this loss of confidence in our elites have to do with the system that selects and shapes them? Why has meritocracy itself come to be seen as a big part of the problem? And what can be done to fix a broken system? This issue also includes a symposium with a never-before-published essay by Richard Rorty and responses from three distinguished philosophers: Susan Haack, Matthew B. Crawford, and Robert B. Pippin.

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Confronting Climate Change, Rethinking the City

Reimagining our cities provides us an important opportunity to reconsider the various structures of urban life. | Read post >>>

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Christina McRorie

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Christina McRorie

Doctoral Fellow

Christina McRorie is a doctoral candidate in the Theology, Ethics, and Culture program in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include Christian thought, religious ethics in the Abrahamic traditions, the history and philosophy of economics, and the ways religious traditions make sense of and respond to economic change. Her dissertation, "Moral Agency in Global Capitalism Today: A Theological Analysis," reflects theologically on the context for moral agency presented by contemporary economic life. McRorie holds an MAR in Ethics from Yale University, and a BA in History and Religion from Pepperdine...

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