Summer 2014 Lampert Fellowship Applications
The application period for the Lampert Fellowships in Public Affairs (summer 2014) is now open. LEARN MORE AND APPLY
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
2013-14: Health and Healthcare
During the 2013-14 academic year, the Lampert Institute will offer a range of programming around the theme “Health and Healthcare.” Some of the institute’s events will explore the very idea of health, a multiply complex notion. Not only are there a range of axes on which we can track health (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual etc.), but individuals and communities as well have diverse conceptions of human well-being and proper functioning. How far, then, should we see health as a strictly biological concept, immune to personal or cultural variation?
The institute will also explore the major threats to health, and different ways of combating them. Alongside such controversies, there remains profound disagreement over the proper provision and distribution of healthcare, both within any state and in the global context. Here the debates involve such issues as the possibility of a human right to health care, the costs of guaranteeing such a right, the challenges of doing so in a way that respects competing visions of how humans should live, and the role that the free market should play in such transactions. CALENDAR OF EVENTS