IAS Thursdays


IAS Thursdays: (In)Justice

The University of Minnesota IAS Thursdays series presented by the Institute for Advanced Study brings together scholars, artists, activists, and community leaders to discuss the most pressing issues of our time. The 2023–2024 series will focus on exploring different visions for what justice might look like. Featured guests will offer different lenses to approach today’s social problems, and together we will gain a deeper understanding of how to build a better future and a more just world.

All IAS Thursday events are free, open to the public, and include audience Q&A sessions. Events are professionally captioned.

View (In)Justice Series Announcement & Upcoming Events




As part of the (In)Justice series, we regularly work with campus and community partners. To best reach our shared audiences, the times and locations of our events may vary. If you are interested in working with us on an event, please reach out to our program manager, Carolina Gustafson: [email protected].

We also partner with Northrop to offer the Spotlight Series: six events focused around an annual theme. The 2023–2024 Spotlight Series theme is Moving Through Injustice.

Accommodation Requests

All IAS-presented public events include professional CART captions. Some accommodation requests may take us time to arrange, so please make additional requests via the Disability Resource Center or by reaching out to [email protected] as far in advance as possible.

Parking and Transportation

When events take place at the Northrop, Public parking is available in the Church Street Garage and the Fourth Street Ramp; reciprocal parking is available in the Fourth Street Ramp for people who hold West Bank or St. Paul campus keycard parking contracts. Please find a map of nearby campus parking here

The Twin Cities campus is served by many public transportation options. The Green Line train stops at the East Bank Station, a short walk from Northrop, and Metro Transit bus routes 2, 3, and 6 provide service to the campus.

Faculty, staff, and students from University of Minnesota coordinate campuses can have their mileage reimbursed for travel to the Twin Cities campus for IAS events. For more information, contact us at [email protected].