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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

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Mirror, Mirror

For now, the television show that really will hold up the mirror to our technological lives probably has yet to air. | Read post >>>

The Infernal Machine

The Public and Private, Once Again

Encryption offers a false substitute for real solutions—something that is the moral equivalent of vigilante force when what we need is better government and law. | Read post >>>

Common Place

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

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IASC Events

Upcoming Events

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

Institute Seminar Series - "The Moral Background"

20 February 2015

Gabriel Abend (New York University) | Seminar

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Jeff Guhin

Featured Fellow

Jeff Guhin

Postdoctoral Abd el-Kader Fellow

Jeff Guhin is the Abd El-Kader postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. He earned his PhD in sociology from Yale, and his specialties include education, religion, theory, and culture. Guhin’s first book is titled Make the Children Come to Me: Moral Authority and the Problem of America in Christian and Muslim Schools, forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Currently, Guhin is conducting fieldwork for his next book, an ethnographic comparison of morality and citizenship in three urban public school districts. This work is a part of the Institute’s School Cultures and Student Formation Project,...

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