IHS Academic (general)

In this KosmosOnline Podcast, I interview Institute for Humane Studies Chief Financial Officer Gary Leff about using grant money and travel stipends responsibly. Gary shares best practices, tips for being the kind of grantee or speaker that gets invited back and some of the more ridiculous items he’s been asked to reimburse for traveling faculty members.

Direct download: GLeff_Expenses.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:12am EDT

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Dr. Daniel DiSalvo, Political Science Professor at the City College of New York, about his new book, Government Unions and the Bankrupting of America.

From the publisher:

Government-workers unions have been political juggernauts in the U.S. since the unseen collective-bargaining-rights revolution of the 1960s and ’70s. These unions are different and more powerful than those that battle owners and managers in the private sector. To advance their interests, unions in the public sector have created cartels with their political allies, mostly in the Democratic Party, to the exclusion of the taxpaying public.

In this Broadside, Daniel DiSalvo shows us how this government takeover happened and tells us what can be done to protect the public interest. The fiscal consequences have already proven dire and threaten the long-term power and prestige of the United States on the world stage.

Direct download: DiSavlvo_GovtUnions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42am EDT

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Professor Ilya Somin about themes of liberty in Star Trek.  Professor Somin is an associate professor at George Mason School of Law, a blogger at The Volokh Conspiracy, and has written several papers about Star Trek.

Direct download: ISomin_StarTrek.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48am EDT

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Dr. Phil Magness about the history of Tax Day. Dr. Magness is Academic Program Director at the Institute for Humane Studies and an adjunct professor at American University.

Direct download: Magness_TaxDay.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am EDT

Jeanne Hoffman interviews Andrew P. Morriss about his new book, The False Promise of Green Energy, which he co-authored with William T. Bogart, Roger E. Meiners, and Andrew D. Dorchak. Professor Morriss is the D. Paul Jones Jr. and Charlene Jones Chairholder in Law and a professor of business at the University of Alabama.

Direct download: AMorriss_GreenEnergy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:24pm EDT

Jeanne Hoffman talks with, Mark Pennington, who’s book, “Robust Political Economy: Classical Liberalism and the Future of Public Policy,” has just been released. Dr. Pennington is a Reader in Public Policy and Political Economy at the University of London.

Direct download: MPennington_RobustPoliticalEconomy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:26am EDT

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Gerald Gaus about his new book, The Order of Public Reason. Dr. Gaus is a professor of philosophy at the University of Arizona and was a founding editor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

 

Direct download: JGaus_Public_Reason.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:37am EDT

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Amy Sturgis about

themes of liberty on the TV show Firefly and its big screen sequel, Serenity. Dr. Sturgis is an author, editor, scholar, educator, speaker, and podcaster with specialties in the field of science fiction fantasy and Native American studies.

For more information on Dr. Sturgis and her work, visit www.amyhsturgis.com

 

 

Direct download: ASturgis_Firefly_Serenity.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

In this KosmosOnline podcast, Jeanne Hoffman talks with Mike Munger about achieving tenure. Dr. Munger is a professor at Duke University in the political science and economics department and the school of public policy as well as a director of the joint UNC-Duke Philosophy, Politics and Economics program.

Direct download: MMunger_Tenure.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55am EDT

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Mike Munger about strategies and tactics for obtaining funding for your academic research.

 

Dr. Munger is a professor at Duke University in the political science and economics departments in the School of Public Policy as well as the director of the joint UNC/Duke Philosophy, politics and economics program. He blogs at Kids Prefer Cheese.

Direct download: MMunger_ResearchFunding.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:45am EDT

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Joshua Hall about the relationship between academics and think tanks, and ways in which scholars can work with these institutions.

 

Dr. Hall is an assistant professor of economics at Beloit College, a contributor to the blog Division of Labour, and author of the paper "Working With Academics to Create the Next Richard Better"

Direct download: JHall_ThinkTanks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26am EDT

Jeanne Hoffman interviews Amy Sturgis about themes of liberty in the science fiction genre. Dr. Sturgis is an author, editor, scholar, educator, speaker and podcaster with specialties in the field of science fiction, fantasy and Native American studies. You can learn more about her work at www.amyhsturgis.com

 

 

Direct download: ASturgis_Science_Fiction.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Chris Coyne about the economics of Valentine’s Day.  Dr. Coyne is the F.A. Harper Professor of Economics at the Mercatus Center, a member of the Department of Economics at George Mason University and a North American editor of the Review of Austrian Economics. He also contributes to the blog Coordination Problem. Video of this podcast can also be watched at LearnLiberty.org.

Direct download: CCoyne_VDay.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06am EDT

In this KosmosOnline Podcast, Jeanne Hoffman talks with Brad Birzer about themes of liberty in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Dr. Birzer is a professor of history and director of the Hillsdale College Program of American Studies and he also blogs at BradleyBirzer.com.

 

Direct download: BBirzer_Tolkien.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:40am EDT

In this KosmosOnline podcast, Jeanne Hoffman talks about publishing with Mike Munger. Dr. Munger is a professor at Duke University in the political science and economics departments in the School of Public Policy as well as the director of the joint UNC/Duke Philosophy, politics and economics program.

Direct download: MMunger_Publishing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am EDT

In this KosmosOnline Podcast, Jeanne Hoffman talks with Dr. Bill Glod about his paper, "Conditional Preferences and Refusal of Treatment," recently published in HEC Forum. 

 

Abstract:

In this essay, I will use a minimalist standard of decision-making capacity (DMC) to ascertain two cases in the medical ethics literature: the 1978 case of Mary C. Northern and a more recent case involving a paranoid war veteran (call him Jack). In both cases the patients refuse medical treatment out of denial that they are genuinely ill. I believe these cases illustrate two matters: (1) the need of holding oneself to a minimal DMC standard so as to make as salient as possible the patient's own reasons for sometimes unusual treatment denials; (2) the need for clinicians and other relevant parties to exercise great sensitivity toward engaging, on the patient's own terms, idiosyncratic treatment refusals through regard for what I will call the patient’s conditional preferences. These are particularly relevant matters when a patient’s DMC is questionable yet he/she registers what may well be his/her settled preferences

Direct download: BGlod_MaryNorthern.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01am EDT

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Dr. Bill Glod and Dr. Phil Magness about some wacky academics from history. Dr. Glod profiles J.J. Smart, a philosopher who denied the existence of time and took great delight in "outsmarting" his critics, while Dr. Magness shines the light on our national skeleton in the closet - drunken founding father Luther Martin.

Direct download: WackyAcademics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47am EDT

 

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Dr. Nikolai Wenzel, the Wallace and Marion Reemelin Chair in Free-Market Economics and an assistant professor of economics at Hillsdale College, about time management and setting priorities in grad school.

Direct download: NWenzel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am EDT

Today’s interview is part of our Classroom in a Box feature on Kosmos. This resource highlights liberty-advancing courses being taught around the country and publishes everything you need to replicate the course at your school in one place.

 

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Ryan Hanley about his course, ‘Political Philosophy of Capitalism.”  Dr. Hanley is Associate Professor of Political Science at Marquette University and is current President of the International Adam Smith Society.

Direct download: RHanley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm EDT

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Dr. Steve Davies, Program Officer at the Institute for Humane Studies and Education Director at the Institute for Economic Affairs in London, about giving TV and radio interviews as an academic.

Direct download: SDavies_TVandRadio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am EDT

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Dr. Colin Dueck, Associate Professor in George Mason University’s Department of Public and International Affairs and member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies

Direct download: CDueck.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39am EDT

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Todd Zywicki, professor of law at George Mason University School of Law, and senior scholar at the Mercatus Center, about his research and other works, including two new books on consumer credit.

Direct download: TZywicki_research.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44am EDT

I’m pleased to announce a new feature on Kosmos: Classroom in a Box! This resource will highlight liberty-advancing courses being taught around the country and give you access to everything needed to replicate a similar course – syllabi, readings, instructor interviews and more.

 

Our very first Classroom in a Box course is “Freedom and Markets: The Clash of Economic Ideas,” taught by Dr. Bruce Caldwell</A> at Duke University.   Dr. Caldwell is Research Professor of Economics at Duke University and the director of the Center for the History of Political Economy.

Direct download: BCaldwell_FreedomandMarkets.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:50am EDT

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Tom Bell, professor of law at Chapman University School of Law. Professor Bell specializes in high tech legal issues, and has written a variety of papers on intellectual property and Internet law, and has taught at several IHS Summer Seminars.

Direct download: TBell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:23am EDT

Chris Martin interviews Dr. Steven Horwitz, Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University in New York, about becoming a great teacher.  Steve talks about his own evolution as an economics professor and shares tips highly useful for new and experienced teachers alike. For your reference, the two books Steve mentions in the conversation are:

 

Finkel, Donald L. 2000. Teaching with your mouth shut. Boynton/Cook Publishers, March.   

 

Garnett, Robert F. 2008. Hayek and liberal pedagogy. The Review of Austrian Economics 22, no. 4 (9): 315-331.

 

Also, don’t adjust your dial! The phone connection for this podcast was a little scratchy.  The conversation remains understandable throughout, however, and Dr. Horwitz’s insights are well worth it.

Direct download: SHorwitz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am EDT

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Sasha Volokh about his introduction to classical liberal ideas,his current work and how he  met his wife (at an IHS event!). Dr. Volokh is an Assistant Professor at Emory Law School and an adjunct scholar at the Reason Public Policy Institute.

Direct download: SVolokh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Jeanne Hoffman talks with David Bernstein about his forthcoming book, “Rehabilitating Lochner.” Professor Bernstein is Foundation Professor at the George Mason School of Law where he has been teaching since 1995. He is an expert on the "Lochner era" of American constitutional jurisprudence. In addition to "Rehabilitating Lochner," he is the author of "Only One Place of Redress: African-Americans, Labor Regulations, and the Courts from Reconstruction to the New Deal" (Duke 2001), Professor Berstein is also a contributor to the popular Volokh Conspiracy blo

Direct download: DBernstein.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:09am EDT

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Todd Zywicki, Professor of Law at the George Mason University School of Law and Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center. In this first of two segments Professor Zywicki talks about his introduction to classical liberal ideas, his career, advice for aspiring academics and the future of academia.

Direct download: Zywicki_profile.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12am EDT

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Dr. Joseph Martino about his new book, "Resistance to Tyranny: A Primer."  Dr. Martino is a retired Air Force Colonel. He served in Thailand where he conducted research on counterinsurgency. He later was Chairman of the Counterinsurgency Working Group of the Military Operations Research Society. He teaches a course in Just War Doctrine at Yorktown University. He holds degrees in Physics, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics.

Direct download: JMartino.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT

Jeanne Hoffman interviews Bruce Benson about is new book, "“Property Rights: Eminent Domain and Regulatory Takings Re-examined.” Dr. Benson is a Senior Fellow at The Independent Institute, the DeVoe Moore Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at Florida State University, and Contributing Editor of The Independent Review.

Direct download: BBenson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Jacob Levy about his introduction to classical liberal ideas and academia, his career and advice for aspiring academics.  Dr. Levy is the Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory at McGill University.

Direct download: JLevy_profile.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am EDT

Ross Emmett talks about his recently published book, “The Elgar Companion to the Chicago School of Economics.” Dr. Emmett is a Professor of Political Economy and Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy at Michigan State University and the co-director of the Michigan Center for Innovation and Economic Prosperity.

Direct download: REmmett.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52am EDT

 

Dr. Robert Saldin, a Robert Wood Johnson scholar at Harvard University and an assistant professor of political science at the University of Montana, talks about his new book "War, the American State, and Politics Since 1898."

Direct download: RSaldin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04am EDT

 

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Dr. Isaac DiIanni, assistant professor of economics at Northeastern State University, about an economic freedom focused study abroad program he led in the spring of 2010 to Beijing and Hong Kong.

Direct download: IDiIanni.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT

Jacob Levy talks about making the most of academic conferences. Dr. Levy is the Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory at McGill University.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:06pm EDT

Dr. Phil Magness, adjunct professor at American University and Research Coordinator at the Institute for Humane Studies, talks about his forthcoming book, "Colonization After Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln’s Emigration Programs for Emancipated Slaves."

Direct download: PMagness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:44am EDT

George Vanberg, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, talks about his introduction to classical liberal ideas, his career path and gives adivce for aspiring academics.

Direct download: GVanberg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:24am EDT

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Dr. Milton Mueller, Professor as the School of Information Studies atSyracuse University, about his new book, "Networks and States: The Global Politics of Internet Governance."

Direct download: MuellerOriginal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01pm EDT

Jeanne Hoffman interviews, Edward J. Lopez about his new book, "The Pursuit of Justice: Law and Economics of Legal Institutions." 

From the publisher:

The Pursuit of Justice is a thoroughgoing analysis of the bureaucratization and politicization of the U.S. legal system and how the law works in practice rather than in theory. The book looks specifically at how decision makers in the law—judges, lawyers, juries, police, forensic experts, and more—respond to economic incentive structures. Faulty incentives lie at the heart of numerous failures of the U.S. legal system, but rather than the romanticized version of the law as portrayed in television dramas and in much academic research, the authors portrays the legal system as it actually performs in practice

Direct download: ed_lopez_interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24am EDT

Dr. Bill Glod, program officer with the Institute for Humane Studies, gives advice on attending graduate school In the second of three podcasts, Dr. Glod talks about finishing coursework, beginning your dissertation and submitting work to journals and conferences.

Direct download: KosmosPodcast_Glod2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT

Jeanne Hoffman interviews Mike Munger, chair of the Political Science department at Duke University.  Dr. Munger talks about his career path, current work, the future of academia and gives advice for aspiring academics.

Direct download: Munger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Dr. Colleen Haight, program officer with the Institute for Humane Studies, talks about having meaningful economic conversations and giving students the necessary tools to make a principled argument for classical liberal ideas.

Direct download: ColleenEcon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:19am EDT

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Jerry Brito about following an unconventional career path while still pursuing a career in ideas.  Brito is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and director of its Technology Policy Program. He also serves as adjunct professor of law at GMU and is the author of several blogs. For more information, visit JerryBrito.com

Direct download: JerryBrito.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm EDT

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Dr. Bill Glod, program officer at the Institute for Humane Studies, about beginning graduate school. Dr. Glod talks about what it's like to start a graduate program and gives adivce for those first few years.  This is part one of three.

Direct download: BillNo1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT

KosmosOnline Pocast for August 30, 2010: Dr. Colleen Haight on Academic Entrepreneurship

Jeanne Hoffman from the Institute for Humane Studies interviews Colleen Haight, IHS' newest program officer, about Academic Entrepreneurship.

Direct download: Colleen_AE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT