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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

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: January 23, 2015

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The Infernal Machine

The Thin Reed of Humanism

It's at the margins of our established ways of engaging our world and ourselves that new ways of seeing and imagining what it is to be human so often emerge. | Read post >>>

Common Place

Governing for the Common Good: An Interview with Kathy Galvin—Part 2

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IASC Events

Upcoming Events

Fellows Afternoon Tea

28 January 2015

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American Forum - "Confronting Political Islam"

4 February 2015

John Owen (University of Virginia) | Forum

Fellows Afternoon Tea

4 February 2015

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"The Death of God and the Afterlife of Magical Realism: on Haruki Murakami and the Suspension of Belief"

12 February 2015

Justin Neuman (Yale University) | 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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