Latest articles

October 17, 2019

“The Power and the Glory” Episode 17: The Death of a Whisky Priest

IHE Fellows Jennifer Frey and Angela Knobel discuss “The Power and the Glory” by Graham Greene in episode 17 of Frey's podcast, Sacred and Profane Love.
October 15, 2019

Anything that threatens Communism is a target, Chinese human rights advocate says

Chen Guangcheng, Fellow and Chinese human rights activist, has called for a renewed focus on the country’s practices of mass detention, religious oppression, and reports of organ harvesting.  
October 4, 2019

To a young aspiring theologian – don’t neglect Faith

In this piece from Chad C. Pecknold, Ph.D., IHE Fellow and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, The Catholic University of America, he discusses how theology is a science ordered to the end of seeing God, not reinterpreting Him through changing human standards.
October 3, 2019

Why God’s Grace Is Needed For Human Flourishing

In this piece from Michael Gorman, Ph.D., IHE Fellow and Ordinary Professor of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, he discusses why God’s Grace Is Needed For Human Flourishing, among other reasons.
October 1, 2019

Experts Explore Happiness

CatholicU magazine invited The Catholic University of America's faculty members and IHE Fellows to represent the disciplines of theology, philosophy, and psychology at a roundtable discussion on the topic of happiness.
October 1, 2019

The Truth About Intelligence

Nicholas Dujmovic, a frequent presenter at IHE events and Director of Intelligence Studies at Catholic University, is highlighted in a recent article about the program. “It’s a way to give back,” Dujmovic says. “I tell people up front that this program has a vocational edge to it. I’m not a recruiter, but I know what it takes to get into the CIA, so I can help.”
September 30, 2019

The Favorability Rating of the U.S. Congress: Is There Anything That Can Be Done?

In this piece, Emmett McGroarty, director of the Subsidiarity and the Constitution program, discusses how, over the last century, Congress has done a poor job exercising the powers entrusted to it by the American people, and how it has done a poor job protecting the constitutional structure. Finally, he offers solutions to address the challenges.
September 17, 2019

New graduate program in Human Rights delves into Catholic thought and perspective on human rights

Mississippi Catholic recently posted an article by CNS about the MA in Human Rights Program at Catholic University. Quoted are both Program Director William Saunders, J.D. and Assoc. Professor Bradley Lewis.
August 20, 2019

Russia After Putin Is Not a Solved Problem

IHE Fellow Jakub Grygiel, Ph.D., suggests the end of Putinism won’t be the end of Russia’s geopolitical ambitions. So, what could happen?
August 19, 2019

Is Nationalism Consistent With the Catholic Faith?

IHE Fellow V. Bradley Lewis, Ph.D., writes about how the nationalism of past human history is not the same thing as the just consciousness and even pride in national identity.

Follow us

“This Institute, I think, is a very important expression of the renaissance that’s underway at Catholic University in these recent years, and I’m delighted to be part of that.”

George Weigel
About the IHE

The Institute for Human Ecology (IHE) at The Catholic University of America is the nation’s leading academic institute committed to increasing scientific understanding of the economic, cultural, and social conditions vital for human flourishing.

Contact Us
The Institute for Human Ecology
The Catholic University of America

620 Michigan Avenue NE
339 Caldwell Hall
Washington, DC 20064


The Institute for Human Ecology
The Catholic University of America

620 Michigan Avenue NE
339 Caldwell Hall
Washington, DC 20064