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The Institute for Humane Studies

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Institute for Humane Studies
IHS logo.jpg
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]

." 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."[2]


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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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Institute for Humane Studies, "History & Mission," accessed November 22, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.