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  • Institute for Humane Studies

    The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) is a libertarian non-profit organization that offers educational and career programs. IHS holds seminars for university students, awards scholarships, sponsors a collection of online videos and hosts a networking website for classical liberal academics.

    Home Page

    The Institute for Humane Studies
    Includes sections for undergraduates, graduates and academics; topics include campus events, seminars, conferences, scholarships, grants and career resources


    Arlington, Virginia


    Who We Are - Institute for Humane Studies
    "Our vision is for free speech, open inquiry, and intellectual diversity to flourish on college campuses; for all college students to have an opportunity to study and debate the ideas of a free society; and for a growing community of scholars to research and teach the principles and practice of freedom."

    Staff and Associates

    Floyd A. 'Baldy' HarperFounder


    Doug BandowFaculty, 2003-2005
    Donald J. BoudreauxGuest lecturer
    James M. BuchananGuest lecturer
    Leonard P. LiggioDistinguished Senior Scholar
    Wendy McElroyGuest lecturer
    George H. SmithSenior Research Fellow, 1977-1994
    Vernon L. SmithGuest lecturer


    UpdFloyd Arthur 'Baldy' Harper, RIP, by Murray N. Rothbard, The Libertarian Forum, May 1973
    Biographical remembrance of "Baldy" including his involvement in FEE, the Volker Fund and the IHS
    "By the end of the '50s, Baldy ... moved to transfer the bulk of the Volker funds to a new Institute for Humane Studies, which would expand the Volker concept and would provide a permanent home for libertarian fellowships, scholarship, conferences, and publications. ... After nearly a decade of this slow and painfully wrought development, he was able to bring the IHS to the point where it could sponsor conferences, publish books and pamphlets, grant fellowships, and begin to fulfill the Harper dream of a center for libertarian ideas and scholarship."


    The Literature of Liberty: A Review of Contemporary Liberal Thought, by Leonard P. Liggio (Editor), Cato Institute (Publisher from Vol. 1 No. 1 (January-March 1978) to Vol. 2 No. 4 (October-December 1979)), Institute for Humane Studies (Publisher from Vol. 3 No. 1 (Spring 1980) to Vol. 5 No. 4 (Winter 1982))
    Jan 1978-Winter 1982, quarterly


    Leonard Liggio on the Rise of the Modern American Libertarian Movement, by Leonard P. Liggio, 9 Mar 1995
    Talk given at Vienna Coffee Club (Future of Freedom Foundation). Liggio starts off with the New Deal and covers many events and individuals both at the core and the periphery of the modern libertarian movement

    The introductory paragraph uses material from a Wikipedia article, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.