Noah Toly

Dr. Noah Toly is Professor of Urban Studies and Politics & International Relations at Wheaton College, where he also directs the Center for Urban Engagement. He also serves as Senior Fellow for Global Cities at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He has written numerous books and articles on urban and environmental politics — most recently, The Gardeners’ Dirty Hands: Environmental Politics & Christian Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2019) — and was founding and sole editor of the Routledge Series, Cities & Global Governance. For seven years, he taught on global cities at the Free University of Berlin’s Center for Global Politics. In 2011, he was named an Emerging Leader by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. In 2012-2013, he served as Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion. In 2015, he was the first recipient of the Emerging Public Intellectual award given by a coalition of North American think tanks in collaboration with the Centre for Christian Scholarship at Redeemer University College. And in 2020, he was appointed as Visiting Scholar at Duke Divinity School.
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The Liberating Arts Winter Roundtable

Noah Toly talks with Jeff Bilbro, David Henreckson, and Jessica Hooten Wilson about what themes and questions have emerged so far...

Should Liberal Arts Education Teach Us How to Die?

Noah Toly hosts a discussion with Dr. Lydia Dugdale, author of The Lost Art of Dying, and Dr. Todd Billings, author...

Shifting Demographics and Liberal Arts Education

Noah Toly talks with Dr. Nathan Grawe, Professor of Economics and Ada M. Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of Social Sciences at...

The Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts

Noah Toly talks with Dr. Christian Hoeckley, Director of the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont College, about how...

Wheaton College as a Liberal Arts Institution

Dr. Noah Toly interviews Dr. Karen An-Hwei Lee, Provost of Wheaton College about institutional dimensions of liberal arts education.

Vocation in a Time of Precedented Uncertainty

Over at Comment, Noah Toly draws on C.S. Lewis's "Learning in War-Time" to consider how we might continue learning even during...