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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

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

Reflections on Sexual Assault and Its Contemporary Cultural Context

Like everyone in this community, I read the Rolling Stone story about the violent gang rape at the University of Virginia’s Phi Kappa Psi fraternity with profound sadness and indignation. | Read post >>>

The Infernal Machine

Universitybot Responds: Gang Rape as "Sexual Misconduct"

Sullivan's statement was a missive from the bureaucratic bowels of an accounting machine. It was surely manufactured by public relations specialists and lawyers whose interests are simply fiduciary, concerned only with legal liability and potential fundraising. | Read post >>>

Common Place

Was there ever a truly natural city? The Byzantines thought so.

The Greeks believed humans could only achieve their full potential in the context of a city and perhaps no city built by Greeks aspired to this goal more enthusiastically than Constantinople. As a truly natural city, could this former Byzantine capital serve as a paradigm for sustainable urbanization and green growth in cities today? | Read post >>>

IASC Events

Upcoming Events

Fellows Cocktail Hour

5 December 2014

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Institute Holiday Gathering

10 December 2014

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22 January 2015

Eva Illouz (Hebrew University- Bezalel Academy of Art and Design) | Lecture

12 February 2015

Justin Neuman (Yale University) | Lecture

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Johann Neem

Featured Fellow

Johann Neem

Visiting Faculty Fellow

Johann Neem is professor of history at Western Washington University. He received his PhD in history from the University of Virginia and his AB from Brown University. Neem writes about democracy in the early American republic, and has also been a participant in the conversation about higher education in America.

His book, Creating a Nation of Joiners: Democracy and Civil Society in Early National Massachusetts (Harvard, 2008), examines, at a time when many Americans remain worried about “bowling alone,” why and how Americans learned to come together in the first place. His work has appeared in The Hedgehog Review,...

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