Institute for Humane Studies

Arlington, VA   |  www.theihs.org

Mission

The mission of IHS is to support the achievement of a freer society by discovering and facilitating the development of talented students, scholars, and other intellectuals who share an interest in liberty and in advancing the principles and practice of freedom.

Each year IHS awards over $1 million in scholarships to students from universities around the world. IHS also sponsors the attendance of hundreds of students at its summer seminars and provides various forms of career assistance, including mentoring, a job board, and online career development seminars. Through its programs, the Institute promotes the study of liberty across a broad range of disciplines, encouraging understanding, open inquiry, rigorous scholarship, and creative problem-solving.

Ruling year info

1965

Principal Officer

Ms. Marty Zupan

Main address

3434 Washington Blvd. MS 1C5

Arlington, VA 22201 USA

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EIN

94-1623852

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Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

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Summer Seminars

IHS Summer Seminars provide an opportunity to learn about classical liberal ideas, such as individual rights and free markets, and apply these ideas to topics in history, economics, philosophy and many other disciplines. Choose from 11 weeklong, interdisciplinary seminars that vary according to topic complexity, career path, and academic interest.
Participation is free! Through the generosity of donors, IHS is able to offer the seminars for free. Lectures, housing, meals and books are provided by IHS; participants only pay for their own travel. The seminars are open to undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates.

The seminars are an ideal intellectual environment—outstanding professors, inquisitive students, and vigorous discussion on a beautiful college campus. A typical seminar day is filled with lectures, discussion groups, and a nightly social. Professors are available throughout the seminar to discuss lecture topics — it’s like office hours for one week!
Depending on the seminar, you might learn about topics such as natural rights, public choice, or spontaneous order. Lectures will touch on policies that maximize individual autonomy and minimize government compulsion. Professors will explain how government regulations can produce unintended consequences and how classical liberal ideas can peacefully address many chronic policy issues – from healthcare to pollution to immigration to banking.
The seminars take place on beautiful college campuses throughout the United States. During the afternoon breaks, you’re bound to find a pickup game of Frisbee football or you can just relax. The afternoon and evening of one day of the seminar is free for exploring the nearby town.
Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a week discussing the ideas of liberty with professors, students and recent graduates from around the world. Choose a seminar that introduces the ideas of liberty or delves into advanced classical liberal topics or focuses on a career path. Whichever seminar you choose, you will deepen your understanding of ideas that allow humans to flourish and prosper.

Population(s) Served

The Institute for Humane Studies hosts Career Development Seminars designed to help graduate students think strategically about how to land a job in academia, gain tenure, and contribute to the academic and intellectual conversation. The seminar focuses on:
public speaking
preparing for on-campus job interviews
developing a successful career strategy
gaining tenure

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Institute for Humane Studies

Board of directors
as of 6/6/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Charles G. Koch

Koch Industries, Wichita, KS


Board co-chair

Tyler Cowen

Scott Beaulier

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Craig Johnson

Centre Properties, Indianapolis, IN

Timothy Browne

Autana Vineyards, Healdsburg, CA

Kristina Kendall

New Balloon Media, New York, NY

Tyler Cowen

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Christopher Coyne

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Richard Fink

Charles Koch Institute, Arlington, VA

Brian Hooks

Charles Koch Institute, Arlington, VA

David Humphreys

Tamko Building Products, Joplin, MO

Charles Koch

Koch Industries, Wichita, KS

James Pope

John William Pope Foundation, Raleigh, NC

Chris Rufer

The Morning Star Company, Woodland, CA

Todd Zywicki

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA