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About CASBS

Imagine a place where great minds are brought together to confront the problems of the day, where original interdisciplinary thinking is the norm, where extraordinary collaborations become possible, where ideas can change our world. The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) was founded as such a place in 1954 and remains so today. 

CASBS continues to build on its original mission of “advancing human welfare” by generating “knowledge for the maximum benefit of individuals and society.” The unique setting and culture of CASBS make the Center the ideal nursery for cutting edge approaches to critical social problems. Our fellowships and collaborative projects engender innovative, social science in both theory and practice.

History

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences was founded more than 60 years ago and has been home to Nobel, Pulitzer, and MacArthur Fellowship winners. Some of the most cited books in the social sciences were completed or worked on at CASBS.

 

The Tyler Collection

The Ralph W. Tyler Collection is a permanent collection of more than 1,900 publications donated by former fellows as gifts to the Center. All are works that were conceived, initiated or completed by fellows during their year in residence and which acknowledge the Center in print.

 

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Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University

75 Alta Road
Stanford, CA 94305

Tel: (650) 736-0100
Fax: (650) 736-0221

     

 

FACTS AT A GLANCE

FOUNDED 1954

FELLOWS: 2,575
VISITING SCHOLARS: 51
CONSULTING SCHOLARS: 12
RESEARCH AFFILIATES: 14

AWARDS TO FELLOWS

  • 26 Nobel Prizes
  • 24 Pulitzer Prizes
  • 51 MacArthur Awards
  • 159 Members of the National Academy of Science

CURRENT PROJECTS

  • Future of Work and Workers
  • Berggruen Institute

TYLER COLLECTION

The Ralph W. Tyler Collection comprises more than 1,900 publications completed or worked on by fellows at CASBS. These books include:

  • Who Governs?by Robert Dahl
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutionsby Thomas Kuhn
  • The Ghost in the Machineby Alfred Koestler
  • Orientalismby Edward Said
  • Childhood and Societyby Erik Erikson

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