Scripps College Humanities Institute
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Yuval Avnur Associate Professor of Philosophy Chair, Department of Philosophy

Assistant to the Director

Amy Emmert


Founded in 1986 to promote interdisciplinary research and public discussion of important issues in culture and society, the Humanities Institute has consistently been an important center of the intellectual life of the Claremont Colleges. Each semester, the Institute presents a thematic program pursuing some topic related to the humanities, broadly defined. These programs include conferences, lectures, exhibitions, and film series. As part of Scripps' tradition of interdisciplinary education, the Humanities Institute brings together both prominent visiting scholars and younger scholars doing cutting-edge work, lectures by faculty at the Claremont Colleges, and a program for Scripps students who are appointed as Junior Fellows of the Institute.