Gustavo Gutiérrez: Between Memory and Prophecy
Unleashing the Power of Ideas
Humanizing Networks: Human Fraternity in the Digital Age

Gustavo Gutiérrez: Between Memory and Prophecy

Unleashing the Power of Ideas

Humanizing Networks: Human Fraternity in the Digital Age

A premier hub for cutting-edge research, new ideas and global collaboration

Located in the academic heart of a world-class university, IACS promotes understanding between academic disciplines through the study and application of the Catholic intellectual tradition.

Our Impact

IACS supports scholars and creative artists in high-impact programs that strengthen the intellectual vitality of universities.

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Scholars supported

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Books with leading publishers

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Academic conferences and cultural events in the U.S. and Europe

Renowned muralist and educator Fabian Debora recently opened the doors of Homeboy Art Academy in Boyle Heights to IACS Pesident Rich Wood, and USC Dornsife Professor of Art History Lisa Pon, where they witnessed the transformative power of art and education.

The visit was part of CHARM, a new initiative at USC bringing together faculty, staff and students from across our university to partner on projects and events on campus and in our communities.

Learn more about CHARM at charm.havencreative.org.

USC faculty and staff in the art studio of muralist Fabian Debora

A conversation about the role of women in the Catholic Church featuring Tricia Bruce, Ph.D., of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Religion and Society, Rachel Lu, writer for America Magazine, and Casey Stanton, co-director of Discerning Deacons.

Hosted by IACS, “Caring for Our Common Home” featured USC Chief Sustainability Officer Mick Dalrymple and Pope Francis biographer Austen Ivereigh discussing ecology, sustainability and the role of religion in the movement to protect the natural world.

IACS recently gathered a group of professionals from diverse professional and faith backgrounds to reflect on the meaning and role of beauty in the work we do.

Led by IACS Hancock Fellow Brandon Vaidyanathan, the retreat at @laitylodge in the Texas hill country included time for experiencing the natural beauty of nature, silent meditation and reflection, facilitated discussions, an art workshop, and a musical concert.

For the participants, it was a revitalizing experience and a much-needed opportunity for reflection and connection

The life and legacy of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Becky King Cerling, Ph.D., executive director of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC, discusses the life and legacy of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI with Spectrum News 1 Anchor Renee Eng.

Guadalupe: Holy Art in the Streets

Our event series “Guadalupe: Holy Art in the Streets” explores the influence of Catholic faith and the presence of the Virgin Mary in street art across Los Angeles and Southern California.

A photo of a mural depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Preparing a new generation of leaders, educators and scholars

Preparing a new generation of leaders, educators and scholars

With IACS and especially the Generations in Dialogue Program coming into my life at the moment I needed but couldn’t have known about, I was ready to respond to a moment in history I had been preparing for more than twenty years.

Tia Noelle Pratt, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President for Mission Engagement and Strategic Initiatives, Villanova University IACS Generations in Dialogue Scholar

Fostering dialogue and finding solutions

IACS has an extensive record of finding solutions that tackle our world’s most pressing challenges.

Kyle Ballarta, philanthropist and entrepreneur IACS Trustee

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