IHS Academic

In this Kosmos podcast, I'm joined by Humane Studies Fellowship winner and PhD/JD Candidate at the University of Alabama, AK Shauku. AK is currently doing research on payday loans and the ongoing litigation surrounding the health care reforms.

Direct download: Shauku_Research.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

In this Kosmos podcast, I speak with Dr. Jason King, assistant professor of theology at St. Vincent's College, about why you should teach an interdisciplinary course, and how it can benefit both you and the students.

Direct download: King_Interdisciplinary.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm EDT

In this Kosmos podcast, newly-appointed professor Josh Blackman runs me through the process of applying for, interviewing, and hopefully accepting a position as a law professor.

Direct download: Blackman_LawInterview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm EDT

In this Kosmos podcast, I speak with Nikki Sullivan, graduate student in neuroscience at the California Institute of Technology, former IHS employee, and current Humane Studies Fellow. She shares some details about her research, and how the hard sciences can be used to advance liberty.

Direct download: Sullivan_Neuroscience.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:22pm EDT

In this Kosmos podcast, I'm joined by Anthony Deardurff, Deputy Director of the Federalist Society Faculty Division, recapping the Federalist Society Conference that was held in Washington, D.C. We talk about the various panels that were held and some of the major ideas that were presented at the conference.

For short interviews with some of the paper and panel presenters at the conference, see:

J.W. Verret, George Mason School of Law, on The Sovereign Shareholder: Government Ownership and Corporate Law Post-Bailout

Christina Mulligan, Information Society Project at Yale Law School, on her paper regarding Numeris Clausus

William Baude, Stanford Constitutional Law Center, on his paper about the Defense of Marriage Act

Direct download: Deardurff_FedSoc.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:33pm EDT

In this Kosmos podcast, Dr. James Harrigan speaks with Dr. Steve Horwitz about interdisciplinary teaching. Dr. Horwitz explains the many benefits and some of the drawbacks of incorporating other disciplines into your teaching, and how to approach faculty from other departments.

Direct download: Horwitz_InterdisciplinaryTeaching.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:10pm EDT

In this Kosmos podcast, Professor David Friedman covers a wide range of topics, from his unconventional but successful academic route to his science fiction writing.

Direct download: Friedman_Career.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT

In this Kosmos podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Ajume Wingo, professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado. Dr. Wingo has done extensive research on the concept of leadercentrism and institutional reform in African nations, and how it relates to the Arab Spring.

Direct download: Wingo_Leadercentrism.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm EDT

In this KosmosOnline podcast, Jeanne Hoffman talks with Professor Steve Horwitz  about using social media to your advantage as an academic. Dr. Horwitz is the Charles A. Dana Professor and Chair of Economics at St. Lawrence University. 

Direct download: Horwitz_SocialMedia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:32pm EDT

In this Kosmos podcast, Dr. Craig Yirush talks about his new book Settlers, Liberty and Empire: The Roots of Early American Political Theory 1675 to 1775. Dr. Yirush, an associate professor of history at UCLA, tries to get away from the standard narrative of early American political theory which argues that the roots of political disagreement between the settlers and the British stem from the 1750's. Dr. Yirush believes the roots of political disagreement extend far before then.

Direct download: Yirush_SettlersAndEmpire.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT