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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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

Humanities in the Face of Catastrophe

Whatever the fate of the "anthropocene" as a term (its existence and even inception is still being debated among geologists), scientists, activists, and scholars consider human activity and practices as inseparable from nature. Whether they intend to or not, they thereby challenge basic ideas about the human, culture, and agency that have sustained the humanities for centuries. | Read post >>>

Common Place

The Magic of Mayors?

Noah Toly review of Benjamin Barber's new book If Mayors Rules the World offers critical insight and originality into current discussions regarding the future of urban governance in a globalized world. | Read post >>>

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Ethan Schrum

Featured Fellow

Ethan Schrum

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ethan Schrum studies the relations of knowledge, value, and liberal democracy in late modernity, particularly by investigating the history of universities and academic knowledge. His scholarship is at the intersection of modern intellectual history, the history of the U.S. in the world, science and technology studies, and the history of capitalism. He earned his Ph.D. in history at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 and subsequently served as a lecturer there, teaching courses on general U.S. history, American intellectual history, and the U.S. in the world. He has published several articles, including “Clark Kerr’s Early Career, Social...

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