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Emily Chamlee-Wright
Emily Chamlee-Wright

Professors are often seen as educators, but their impact goes beyond the classroom. IHS President Emily Chamlee-Wright collaborated with Ryan Stowers, executive director of the Charles Koch Foundation, to write about the impact professors have beyond academia.

They wrote, “No matter the current state of American higher education, we need the best scholarly minds—intellectually talented people of good will, coming together in good faith—to apply the principles of political, economic, intellectual, and civic freedom to the complex challenges we face.”

Ryan Stowers
Ryan Stowers

Together, Chamlee-Wright and Stowers emphasize the significance of professors’ research and innovation in their fields, highlighting their role in driving societal progress and inspiring future thinkers.

“In a moment when so many on both the left and right have declared the classical liberal tradition of political, economic, and intellectual freedom a failure, we believe that it’s this tradition that offers the insights the country, indeed the world, needs most urgently,” Chamlee-Wright and Stowers say.

Read the full article to learn more about how scholars are making an impact beyond the academy.

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