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Freedom of Speech and Internet Privacy

July 11, 2024
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Freedom of Speech and Internet Privacy

Zoom · Event date: July 11, 2024

Overview

Mindful of increasingly complex challenges to freedom of speech and expression arising from technological change, the Institute for Humane Studies is convening an interdisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students online to explore the relationship between freedom of speech, anonymity, and privacy online. 

Join us online for a panel discussion followed by breakout conversations where you can share your expertise and tackle pressing questions with other scholars.

This event takes place online on Thursday, July 11, 2024, beginning with opening remarks at 4:30 PM Eastern Time and concluding with breakout discussions from 5:00 to 6:00 PM.

Please come prepared to discuss your current research and share ideas for future academic research or public-facing work, such as op-eds, on freedom of speech and internet privacy.

If you have research interests in this area, we encourage you to apply for this opportunity.

Speakers:

Schedule

*All times are listed in Eastern Time

Thursday, July 11

4:15 PM | Room Opens

4:30 PM | Welcome and Opening Remarks

4:35 PM | Panel

5:00 PM | Breakout Discussions

 

Restoring Trust in Political Institutions

August 1, 2024
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Restoring Trust in Political Institutions

Zoom · Event date: August 1, 2024 · Event time:12:00–1:30 PM ET

Overview

The Institute for Humane Studies invites an interdisciplinary group of faculty, graduate students, and practitioners to consider why public trust in legislative and judicial institutions is in decline and what steps we can take to restore that trust. 

Join us online for presentations by Jesse Crosson and James Gibson, followed by breakout conversations where you can ask questions and network with other participants.

This event takes place online on August 1, 2024, beginning with opening remarks at 12:00 PM Eastern Time and concluding with breakout discussions from 12:30 to 1:30 PM.

Please come prepared to discuss your current research and share ideas for future academic research, public-facing work, or applied contributions on restoring trust in political institutions.

If you have research interests in this area, we encourage you to apply for this opportunity. 

Speakers

Schedule

*All times are listed in Eastern Time

Thursday, August 1

11:55 AM | Room Opens

12:00 PM | Opening Remarks

12:05 PM | Presentations

12:30 PM | Discussion

Meet and collaborate with scholars on a specialized research topic.

Advanced Topics in Liberty: The Year 1848 in the History of Liberty

April 19–21, 2024
Washington, DC, Area
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Advanced Topics in Liberty: The Year 1848 in the History of Liberty

Washington, DC, Area · Event date: April 19–21, 2024

Overview

In 1848 there were revolutions in most major European states except Britain. These are often seen as failures but they also had long-lasting consequences, some beneficial to the cause of liberty and limited government, others not. In fact, these events occupy a central yet problematic place in the story of the development of liberty and personal responsibility in the modern West. 

Classical liberals were leading actors in the revolts but some classical liberals opposed them or were deeply skeptical. The outcomes of the various revolutions were in many ways favorable to liberty, but in retrospect they can also be seen as the point where European classical liberalism began to lose its way, particularly in Central Europe. 

The ultimate aim of this discussion colloquium is to encourage conversation on the place of 1848 in the overall history of the development and tribulations of the cause of liberty and individual self-governance and responsibility. The discussion will be led by Stephen Davies, Head of Education at the Institute of Economic Affairs, and will be held in the Washington, DC, area.

We encourage late stage PhD students and postdoctoral fellows interested in this discussion to apply. Food and lodging will be covered for the duration of the event, and participants will receive a $500 honorarium for completing the program. Travel stipends will be provided based upon need.

Sessions

I : Introduction to the Revolutions of 1848 and the One That Did Not Happen—Britain in 1848

II: France 1848 to 1852

III: The 1848 Revolutions in Germany and the Frankfurt Diet

IV: The Revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg Lands

V: Nationalism and Liberty in 1848

VI: Democracy and Socialism in Opposition to Classical Liberalism in 1848

Join our research community and collaborate on research with academics and explore current topics through moderated panel discussions and breakout sessions.

Corporate Governance and the Law

July 25, 2024
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Corporate Governance and the Law

Fort Lauderdale, FL · Event date: July 25, 2024 · Event time:3:30–8:30 PM ET

Overview

The Institute for Humane Studies will be hosting an academic research symposium on “Corporate Governance and the Lawat this year’s meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) conference.

This symposium will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to discuss various topics related to governance and the law, such as corporate ethics and regulatory compliance.

The program will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on July 25. IHS will provide a $300 stipend to offset one night of hotel accommodations for non-local attendees.

Check back soon for more information or apply for your spot today!

Schedule

*All times are listed in Eastern Time

Thursday, July 25

4:00 PM | Registration and Coffee

4:30 PM | Welcome and Opening Remarks

4:45 PM | Panel Presentation

5:30 PM | Q&A

6:15 PM | Opportunities at the Institute for Humane Studies

6:30 PM | Reception with Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres

Corporate Leadership and Navigating Societal Challenges

August 9, 2024
Chicago, IL
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Corporate Leadership and Navigating Societal Challenges

Chicago, IL · Event date: August 9, 2024 · Event time:9:30 AM–3:00 PM CT

Overview

To remain successful and innovative, corporations must navigate internal business demands and external societal pressures. 

This program explores how corporate organizational structures and leadership can build resilient, future-facing companies that meet these challenges while remaining competitive. Topics include board composition, corporate strategy, and framing of corporate goals.

We invite you to address these pressing questions with scholars attending the Academy of Management (AOM) annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

IHS will provide a stipend to offset two nights of hotel accommodations for non-local attendees.

We encourage you to apply for this opportunity if you have research interests in this area.

Keynote Speaker

Panelists

Schedule

*All times are listed in Central Time

Friday, August 9

9:30 AM | Registration and Coffee

10:00 AM | Opening Remarks

10:15 AM | Keynote Adress

11:00 AM | Coffee Break

11:30 PM | Panel Presentations

12:30 PM | Lunch

1:30 PM | Coffee Break

1:45 PM | Breakout Discussion

2:45 PM | Closing Remarks

Political Moderation in Divided Times

September 4, 2024
Philadelphia, PA
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Political Moderation in Divided Times

Philadelphia, PA · Event date: September 4, 2024 · Event time:3:00–7:00 PM ET

Overview

Responding to ongoing concerns about rising polarization, IHS is convening an interdisciplinary group of scholars to examine partisanship among non-elites and to explore the value of political moderation as a virtue in divided times.

We invite you to address these pressing questions with others attending the 2024 American Political Science Association (APSA) Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The symposium takes place on September 4, 2024—the day before the APSA conference starts—beginning with opening remarks at 3:00 PM and concluding at 7:00 PM after a networking reception.

Please come prepared to share your ideas for future academic and professional contributions on political moderation in divided times. For your full participation, IHS will provide a $300 travel stipend.

If you have research interests in this area, we encourage you to apply for this opportunity.

Keynote Speaker:

Panelists:

Schedule

*All times are listed in Eastern Time

Wednesday, September 4

2:30 PM | Registration and Coffee

3:00 PM | Welcome and Opening Remarks

3:15 PM | Keynote

4:00 PM | Coffee Break

4:30 PM | Panel

5:45 PM | Closing Remarks

6:00 PM | Cocktail Hour

IHS attends multiple academic conferences a year across a variety of disciplines. Catch up with IHS staff, learn about our support, and discuss ideas at an IHS-sponsored conference event.

American Economic Association (AEA)

Academy of Management (AOM)

American Philosophical Association-East (APA)

American Political Science Association (APSA)

American Sociological Association (ASA)

Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE)

Association of American Law Schools (AALS)

International Studies Association (ISA)

Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society (PPE)

Public Choice Society (PCS)

Southern Economic Association (SEA)

Southern Political Science Association (SPSA)

Western Economic Association (WEA)

Participate in conversations around cutting-edge scholarship and fresh perspectives on liberalism from some of the brightest minds in our academic network.

Here is the timeline for our application process:

  1. Apply for a position 
  2. An HR team member will review your application submission  
  3. If selected for consideration, you will speak with a recruiter 
  4. If your experience and skills match the role, you will interview with the hiring manager
  5. If you are a potential fit for the position, you will interview with additional staff members
  6. If you are the candidate chosen, we will extend a job offer

 

All candidates will be notified regarding the status of their application within two to three weeks of submission. As new positions often become available, we encourage you to visit our site frequently for additional opportunities that align with your interests and skills.