Culture Briefing


What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

America Is Still the Future

New York Magazine

British-born writer Andrew Sullivan offers one immigrant’s perspective on what it means to be (and to become) an American.

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Immigrant Mother in Denver Takes Refuge as Risk of Deportation Looms

The New York Times

Jeanette Vizguerra—a mother, immigration advocate, and former small-business owner—is currently seeking sanctuary in a Denver church.

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I'm an Iraqi who risked my life for America. Trump’s visa ban puts my family in grave danger.


How a displaced Iraqi who worked with the U.S. Army experienced the recent immigration restriction.

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It’s Working Out Very Nicely


NPR investigates the rollout of the recent immigration order, and how it affected hopeful immigrants around the world.

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