Living ideas can change the world.

The Living Ideas Journal explores how the humanities can contribute to the world and deepen our experience of being alive. Read more >>

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Learn about our course: “Creating the Best Possible World: The Energizing Ideas of the Italian Renaissance” >>

Please read about our unforgettable five-day course—in the beautiful and mesmerizing city of Florence, Italy. We explore first-hand the revolutionary ideas that sparked a cultural awakening, gave birth to the masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture, and can still inspire our world today. 

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How Beauty Can Save the World

Dostoevsky wrote, “Beauty will save the world.” By understanding and applying Renaissance ideas about beauty today, we can tangibly improve human life at this very moment in time.

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