About the Institute
Formerly the Institute for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), each year the Lampert Institute focuses on a particular theme with special urgency in the public realm, looking at both the domestic and global contexts. This dual focus highlights the institute’s emphasis on the importance of civic engagement not only in our own political communities, but also within the increasingly globalized world that we inhabit.
The institute’s main activities involve bringing theorists and practitioners to campus, promoting faculty research, and supporting students who seek to engage in substantial independent study under faculty guidance. READ MORE
Faculty Scholars Program
Applications for the Lampert Faculty Scholars Program are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2016. LEARN MORE
Food is, quite simply, essential to life. It has profoundly influenced human cultures and societies since our earliest beginnings, and we now confront an era of unique challenges and possibilities in its provision and production. How might climate change disrupt current agriculture, and what role might new biotechnologies play as we strive to feed a growing human population? What can we learn from the rituals associated with food that shape our cultures and religious traditions? What policies, domestic and international, can ensure sustainable, resilient food systems in the decades ahead? And how can we, at the same time, provide economic justice for agricultural workers and others involved in the supply of food across the world? During the 2015-16 academic year the Lampert Institute for Civic and Global Affairs will sponsor a series of speakers and events to explore and address such questions concerning food, its future prospects, and its ongoing place in our lives and cultures.