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About IHS / Emily Chamlee-Wright

Emily Chamlee-Wright

President and CEO of Institute for Humane Studies

About IHS / Emily Chamlee-Wright

Emily Chamlee-Wright

President and CEO of Institute for Humane Studies

Dr. Emily Chamlee-Wright is the president and CEO of the Institute for Humane Studies, which supports and partners with scholars working within the classical liberal tradition to advance higher education’s core purpose of intellectual discovery and human progress.

She joined IHS in 2016 with an accomplished record as an academic leader, scholar, and educator. From 2012 to 2016 she served as provost and dean at Washington College and was previously the Elbert H. Neese Professor of Economics and associate dean at Beloit College. Emily earned her PhD in economics from George Mason University. She is a former W.K. Kellogg National Leadership Fellow and received the excellence in teaching award from Beloit College and a Distinguished Alumna Award from George Mason University. She has six books to her credit, including Liberal Learning and the Art of Self-Governance and The Cultural and Political Economy of Recovery. (View Curriculum Vitae)

Areas of interest that Emily regularly writes and speaks on include:

  • The challenges facing liberal democracies
  • Core values of higher education, including academic freedom and open inquiry
  • Classical liberal ideas pertaining to markets, culture, and higher education

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