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The Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies is a global research center located at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. IACS works to create dialogue, spark ideas and sustain academic research on Catholic thought, creative imagination and lived experience. We support scholars and artists, produce books, host academic conferences and cultural events, and further the intellectual work of the Catholic Church.

As a nonprofit organization, IACS relies on the generosity of its supporters to fund research, programs, conferences and projects.


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To contribute with a check, please make payable to:

“Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC”
and mail directly to:

Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies
3601 Watt Way, GFS 304
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1693

To contribute with a gift of stock, appreciated assets, or via wire transfer, please contact:

Becky Cerling
Executive Director, IACS

Ceres Botros-Migdal
Managing Director,
USC Dornsife Advancement


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It wouldn’t be entirely hyperbolic to say that the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC saved my career from utter ruin.

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

The Institute is a wonderful venture. I love the way it welcomes honest dialogue among people of all faiths and the unusual way it works to deepen and strengthen the Catholic tradition. I believe that the goals of the Institute, though ambitious, are absolutely attainable. That is why I support it.

— Julie Mork, IACS donor and member of the IACS Board of Trustees