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The (In)Justice Series from the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Advanced Study brings together scholars, artists, activists, and community leaders to discuss different visions for what justice might look like. In Spring 2024, our events investigate and celebrate how different communities use joy as resistance.
The Institute for Advanced Study is thrilled to announce the return of IAS Thursdays! For the next two years, the series will explore the theme (In)Justice: featured guests will offer different lenses to approach today’s problems, explore their own visions for what justice might look like, and together we will gain a deeper understanding of how to build a better future and a more just world.
Just Announced: Join for the return of two series exploring racial and social justice and celebrating community
The Institute for Advanced Study, Northrop, and partners are thrilled to announce two related series that together explore themes of racial and social justice and celebrate community through conversation, music, and the arts.
Registration is now open for the Spring 2023 semester of IAS Thursday events! Join us for a full series of events designed to ignite, inspire, and educate. Featured conversations include former IAS director Jennifer Gunn and new director Bianet Castellanos on the future of interdisciplinary collaboration; a panel focused on issues of access and absence in the archives from an Indigenous Studies context; and an essential roundtable on developing inventive approaches to administrative equity at universities, as part of the larger work of getting universities into “right relationship” with BIPOC communities.
Registration is now open for the Fall 2022 semester of IAS Thursday events! Join us for a full season of eclectic, wide-ranging, discussions designed for scholars from all walks of life. Featured guests include Margaret Pearce, the cartographer behind the Land-Grab Universities project; Steven Thrasher on how social structures drive epidemics; Deva R. Woodly on the politics of care; and both Jennifer Gunn and Bianet Castellanos (incoming and outgoing IAS directors together) on the future of interdisciplinary collaboration.
We are pleased to announce the 2022–23 Spotlight Series: Human in the Data. The University of Minnesota Spotlight Series is a collaborative partnership between the Institute for Advanced Study, Northrop, and University Honors Program to present events throughout the academic year around timely topics of interest.
Registration is now open for our spring semester of IAS Thursday events! Join us for a full season of eclectic, wide-ranging, discussions designed for scholars from all walks of life. Featured guests include Dr. Andrea Roberts, Director of the Texas Freedom Colonies Project; Annastacia Belladonna-Carrera of Common Cause Minnesota; former IAS Residential Fellow Ann DuHamel livestreaming music on the climate crisis from the Morris campus—and many others!
Registration is now open for our full semester of IAS Thursday events! Join us for a full season of eclectic, wide-ranging, discussions designed for scholars from all walks of life. Featured guests include Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, independent journalist Georgia Fort, NASA scientist Kate Marvel, Pulitzer Prize-finalist composer Lei Liang, and many others!
We are pleased to announce the 2021–2022 Spotlight Series: Reconsidering Patriotism, Public Service, and Civic Engagement. The series is FREE and open to the public (registration requested), and will be held online via Zoom and in person at Northrop. Learn more about the year’s six events here, and register now!
Join the IAS on Thursday afternoons for our eclectic, wide-ranging, discussion series designed for scholars from all walks of life.
Due to COVID-19, this season’s events will be held virtually, via Zoom. All events will take place at 3:30 p.m. CT.