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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

Minding Our Minds

Distracted? Having problems focusing? Overwhelmed by emails, texts, and tweets? In “Minding Our Minds,” our editors and writers examine the increasingly parlous state of our minds in the face of the information age’s relentless barrage of media and messages. More than simply a psychological or neurological manifestation, our ability—or inability—to pay attention is a symptom of a larger cultural phenomenon.

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Recent Blog Posts

THR Blog

And Who Is a Person? The Problem with Hobby Lobby (Part II)

Does the Hobby Lobby decision not call for a better concept of corporate personhood that would allow us to differentiate between various types of entities and religious liberty claims? | Read post >>>

The Infernal Machine

Deans Care About Books

By clinging to the idea that that humanities and humanistic social science scholarship must take the form of a print book, scholars and deans threaten the future of university presses and erode their ability to evaluate and distribute high-quality scholarship. | Read post >>>

Common Place

Snapshots of City Life: Music, Commuter Cycling, and Other Stories

A collection of recent online stories that highlight and examine different facets of city life. | Read post >>>

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Travis Pickell

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Travis Pickell

Associate Fellow

Travis is a Ph.D. student in Theology, Ethics, & Culture in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. His research interests include Christian theological ethics, political theology (ancient and modern), religion and pluralism in late-modernity, environmental ethics, and bioethics. He holds a B.A. in Public Policy from The College of William & Mary and an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary....

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