Forming Tomorrow's Leaders
FEHE supports a network of 26 programs and institutes at 14 elite universities in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Our internal university programs are directed by select tenured professors who teach for-credit courses and mentor students. These programs also host lectures, conferences, and workshops, and have already established themselves as leading centers of inquiry on their campuses.
Our external institutes draw scholars and students from their home universities, host academic programming and events, and support our internal programs. Over the past decade, we have successfully replicated this unique model of internal programs supported by external institutes on elite campuses across the country.
Each member of our network shares a commitment to rigorous, civil, and open intellectual exchange across ideological difference.
The Columbia Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
The Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, based in Columbia University’s Department of Medicine, fosters flourishing relationships between patients, doctors, and other medical professionals by supporting the ethical formation of medical trainees, encouraging intellectual friendship across difference, and facilitating public engagement on diverse ethical issues.
The Morningside Institute
The Morningside Institute is an independent center that brings scholars and students together to examine human life beyond the classroom and consider its deepest questions through perennial sources of wisdom and the life of New York City. In addition, the Morningside Institute hosts the Barry Center, which supports the research of young scholars, from across the humanities and sciences, allowing them to pursue meaningful research in some of the most respected academic institutions in the United States and abroad.
The Civil Discourse Project
The Civil Discourse Project, based in The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, sponsors courses, lectures, conferences, and research that encourage the cultivation of intellectual and civic virtues and strive to foster community across ideological divides.
The Human Flourishing Program
The Human Flourishing Program, based in Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, studies and promotes human flourishing, and develops systematic approaches to the synthesis of knowledge across disciplines.
The Abigail Adams Institute
The Abigail Adams Institute is an independent scholarly institute dedicated to providing supplementary humanistic education to the Harvard intellectual community by exploring questions of deep human concern that cut across the boundaries of academic disciplines.
Johns Hopkins University
The Paul McHugh Program for Human Flourishing
The Paul McHugh Program for Human Flourishing, based in the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, provides opportunities for physicians at all levels of training and practice at Johns Hopkins and beyond to explore philosophical questions about what it means to be human, to be a physician, and to lead a good life.
The James Madison Program in American Ideals and InstitutionsThe James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, based in Princeton’s Department of Politics, is dedicated to exploring enduring questions of American constitutional law and Western political thought, as well as examining the application of basic legal and ethical principles to contemporary problems.
The Aquinas Institute for Catholic LifeThe Aquinas Institute is Princeton University’s Catholic ministry, serving the spiritual, sacramental, intellectual, and pastoral needs of the campus.
The Witherspoon InstituteThe Witherspoon Institute is an independent center that renews culture by fostering the intellectual and moral formation of students, families, and tomorrow’s leaders.
The Houston InstituteThe Houston Institute is an independent center that helps students and faculty within the Rice University and Texas Medical Center communities to think deeply about the best way to live.
The Stanford Civics InitiativeThe Stanford Civics Initiative, based in Stanford’s Department of Political Science, provides students with a series of interdisciplinary courses relevant to the ideas and practices of democratic citizenship.
The Zephyr InstituteThe Zephyr Institute is an independent academic center that serves Stanford students, scholars, and young professionals through the study of perennial questions about the nature of the good life in order to evaluate the effects of emerging social, technological, and cultural trends.
University of California, Berkeley
The Berkeley InstituteThe Berkeley Institute is an independent academic center that provides a space for Berkeley students to value their own intellectual life beyond professionalization and to take seriously both religious and intellectual commitments and questions.
University of Chicago
The Chicago Moral Philosophy ProjectThe Chicago Moral Philosophy Project sponsors undergraduate and graduate courses in Chicago’s Department of Philosophy and provides support for students interested in practical philosophy—ethics, social and political philosophy, moral psychology, philosophy of action and decision, and work in the history of philosophy relevant to thought about good and bad in human life.
The Hyde Park InstituteThe Hyde Park Institute is an independent academic center that enhances the role of moral philosophical thinking throughout the University of Chicago community with the goal of integrating intellectual, professional, and moral development.
University of Oxford
Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional GovernmentThe Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government, based in Oxford’s Faculty of Law, supports leading scholarly work on the nature of law and its social, political and moral foundations, the shape of sound constitutional order and constitutional principle, and the challenges to realizing the rule of law and constitutional government.
The Canterbury Institute
The Canterbury Institute is an independent center that promotes pursuit of the truth by supporting scholars in Oxford to discover anew their academic vocation. In addition, the Canterbury Institute hosts the Barry Scholarship, which provides generous funding and an advanced program of activities for ten American students to pursue graduate studies at Oxford each year.