We have a lot happening at the Henry Institute. Here's a taste:

Promoting scholarship

  • Development of key scholarly networks, especially through the international Henry Symposium, periodic workshops and seminars, and recruitment of Senior Research Fellows
  • Initiation of major research projects on religion and public life
  • Generating original data, including national surveys of religion and public life
  • Publication of numerous books, articles, and reviews

Fostering high-impact student learning

  • Facilitating high-impact undergraduate research experiences, including more than fifty grants since 1998 through the Henry Student Fellows and McGregor Fellows programs. Many students have used their research experience in graduate or professional study at elite institutions (e.g., Stanford, Harvard, Notre Dame)
  • Supporting the Henry Semester in Washington DC, which has included 250 students since 2000 in a high-impact opportunity for student professional development
  • Spearheading various workshops, reading groups, and panels, most notably the Visualizing Public Life workshop and competition, which exposed students to cutting edge tools for presenting and assessing complex information

Engaging the church and broader community

  • Sponsorship of public lectures, roundtables, or panel discussions – over a hundred since 2003 - including the highly regarded Henry Lecture and Pruis Rule of Law Lecture on an annual basis
  • Providing frameworks for understanding key political and policy issues from a Christian point of view
  • Presentations at churches and civic groups, writing op-eds, and making media appearances by the Institute Director and Senior Research Fellows

See a summary of our past activities and events in our annual newsletters