IHS Academic

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

Direct download: JLevy_conferences.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:06pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST