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The Institute for Humane Studies

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Institute for Humane Studies
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President:Marty Zupan
Vice-president:Chad Thevenot
Year created:1961
The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) is a libertarian non-profit organization that assists students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It acts as a talent scout, identifying, developing and supporting the brightest young libertarian students who are seeking careers as academics or intellectuals. IHS awards over $1,000,000 in scholarships annually to students around the world.[1]

According to their website, the Institute's mission is:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

." support the achievement of a freer society by discovering and facilitating the development of talented students, scholars, and other intellectuals who share an interest in liberty and in advancing the principles and practice of freedom."


Dr. F.A. "Baldy" Harper founded the IHS in 1961. The ex-Cornell University professor started the organization in Menlo Park, California, before it moved to Fairfax, Virginia, in 1985. The Institute also associated with George Mason University at that time.[1]


Contact information

Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University
3351 Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-993-4880

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