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Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture

Intellectual Flourishing

By Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn A few weeks ago I had the enormous pleasure of visiting the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. I offer some brief thoughts about why I find the Institute so extraordinarily compelling in case some readers here at the USIH blog might also find it–and more broadly the kind of effort it represents–to be of interest. The occasion for my visit was the annual advisory board meeting held simultaneously with a conference on “The Present Challenges and Believable Futures of Liberal Democracy.” Skeptics might attribute some of the euphoria I Read more