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CASBS @ Stanford brings together deep thinkers from diverse disciplines and communities to advance understanding of the full range of human beliefs, behaviors, interactions, and institutions. A leading incubator of human-centered knowledge, CASBS facilitates collaborations across academia, policy, industry, civil society, and government to collectively design a better future.

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Research Programs

New Support Boosts Caregiving Program

A CASBS project is rethinking the philosophical, biological, psychological, political, and economic foundations of care and caregiving. It will generate a cross-disciplinary synthesis, develop a general theory of care, and inform policy discussions.


Announcing the 2024-25 CASBS Fellows

The class is comprised of 35 scholars and practitioners representing 14 U.S. institutions and 12 international institutions and programs.


Organizations Institute Participants Announced

The sixth cohort of the institute, comprised of 16 early career scholars, will join co-directors Robert Gibbons and Woody Powell at the Center for two weeks in July.

Special Event

New Building Dedicated

In fall 2023, CASBS dedicated the first new building erected on its campus since the Center opened in 1954. The event marked the culmination of a near-decade process and heralds a new era of cross-disciplinary collaboration.

New Partnership

New Fellowship Partnership with Swedish Foundation

Under the agreement, the first fellow supported by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, an independent foundation in Sweden, will be in residence at CASBS during the 2024-25 academic year. The partnership further extends the Center's global ties and reach.

Living History

Institutes in the Center's Landscape

Followers know about the two currently in operation. But CASBS has helped build and push fields and disciplines through its summer institutes since 1977. Here's an overview of the storied history that continues today.

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