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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: February 27, 2015

Noteworthy reads from the last week. | Read post >>>

The Infernal Machine

Algorithms Who Art in Apps, Hallowed Be Thy Code

How we talk about algorithms is impeding our ability to think clearly about them and their place in society. | Read post >>>

Common Place

Why the New Flows of Capital Matter for Cities

Cities are increasingly being eyed by tech companies for their social dynamism and ability to generate innovation. This will have tremendous consequences for the future of society. | Read post >>>

IASC Events

Upcoming Events

Fellows Afternoon Tea

4 March 2015

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"Algorithmic Cultures Workshop"

6 March 2015

Frank Pasquale (University of Maryland) and Kevin Hamilton (Illinois) | Workshop

Fellows Afternoon Tea

11 March 2015

| Afternoon Tea

VA Festival of the Book: A Conversation with Matthew Crawford

18 March 2015

Matthew Crawford (IASC) | Reading

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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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