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Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Stanford University scholar Sarah A. Soule has been appointed as the next CASBS director. Her five-year term begins on September 1, 2023. Learn More.
 Claude Steele, Greg Walton, Toni Schmader, Sylvia Perry
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
The Center is wid
Friday, December 9, 2022
In the past decade, a novel approach to teaching economics has begun to engage underrepresented students. A new CASBS-based project brings together partners who will advance this progress by incorporating expertise from beyond the borders of economics.
Friday, May 20, 2022
The wait was worth it! In April 2022, Jennifer Richeson, named the sixth SAGE-CASBS Award winner in 2020, guided an in-person audience away from a mythological progress narrative and toward a reality with possibility in our continuing struggle to achieve racial equality in the United States.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
The Center's scaling up of its multi-year programs and projects isn't possible without the contributions of undergraduate research assistants. In 2021, five talented RAs helped propel some of the Center's work forward. We hear from them about their experiences.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
2015-16 CASBS fellow Yi-huah Jiang is not just a scholar but also a statesman, having served in several ministerial positions and as premier of Taiwan. We caught up with him to learn about a new foundation he created, his analysis of current affairs, and his post-politics career.
Nobel Prize
Monday, October 11, 2021
David Card (1996-97) is the 30th CASBS fellow to win a Nobel Prize. View the full list.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Fairer Tomorrow, a multimedia CASBS website, exposes users to ideas and solutions for rethinking our political economic system while immersing them in a contemplative space.
Monday, December 21, 2020
The CASBS partnership, launched and announced in fall 2019, is all about books and ghosts that reside on the Center’s hilltop campus. Learn what that means.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Insights from her research and scholarship significantly advance our understanding of intergroup relations.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
A new book by former fellows Robert Inman and Daniel Rubinfeld traces its roots back – way back – to their fellowship year at the Center.
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Student research assistants contribute to CASBS projects in meaningful ways. We learn how through the experiences of five Stanford undergrads.
Friday, April 24, 2020
In 1970, an arson at CASBS partially destroyed two buildings – and the work of several fellows. One of them lost almost everything. Yet from the ashes he managed to write a book considered a classic. Here's the story.
Monday, November 11, 2019
A gift from Reid Hoffman ensures the Center's flagship project will continue to thrive. The project, gaining traction in key areas, is set to accelerate its activities in 2020.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
In March 2019, CASBS director Margaret Levi was named the 2019 recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. Levi accepted the prize and delivered her Skytte Prize speech on September 28, 2019 at the University of Uppsala, Sweden.
Estelle Freedman
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
The renowned historian was a CASBS fellow in 2009-10 and again in 2018-19. She talks about her latest projects and offers perspective on the fellowship experience the second time around.
Apply Now
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University now is accepting applications for residential fellowships for the 2020–21 academic year.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Fluxus Landscape, a CASBS partnership with artist Şerife Wong, lends a nuanced perspective to a rapidly growing and complex field. Users are encouraged to edit and build upon the work. Research meets art.
CASBS Announces 2019-20 Fellows
Thursday, June 6, 2019
The 2019-20 fellows class is comprised of 37 scholars representing 23 U.S. institutions and 7 international institutions and programs.
iGen Project Partners with Pacific Standard
Saturday, March 30, 2019
The CASBS project and the online magazine launch a series that enlists a range of experts to help inform our understanding of the values, behaviors, and worldviews of those who have never known a world without the internet.
Two-time fellow Arnold Thackray (1973-74, 1983-84)
Friday, March 29, 2019
EDITOR’S NOTE: How and why is CASBS located where it is? Composed by two-time fellow Arnold Thackray (1973-74, 1983-84), tells the story and provides the answers.
Margaret Levi Skytte Prize
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Margaret Levi, director of CASBS at Stanford University, has been named the 25th laureate of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science.
CASBS Announces 2019 Summer Institute Participants
Friday, March 1, 2019
In 2019, “Organizations and Their Effectiveness” is returning for its fourth consecutive year, from July 8 to July 20.
headshot of Carol Dweck
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The Stanford psychologist will deliver a public award lecture on March 14, 2019 at CASBS.
Images of CASBS Fellows and Logo
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
It started at CASBS in 1977-78. It accelerated upon its return in 1997-98. Here’s how it happened.
Margaret Levi, Photo Credit Linda Cicero, Stanford News Service
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
The Center garners coverage for facilitating interdisciplinary, collaborative research that confronts future of work challenges, the consequences of new technologies, and other pressing societal problems.
Monday, March 12, 2018
An ongoing project at CASBS on evidence-informed decision making is launching an “Impact Evaluation Design Lab."
Archival Photo
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
EDITOR'S NOTE: This "preliminary" article, composed by two-time fellow Arnold Thackray (1973-74, 1983-84) first appeared in the 1984 CASBS Annual Report, as the Center was approaching its 30th anniversary. This origin story is the pre-history of a history.
Group convening
Thursday, December 21, 2017
U.S. Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado and members of his staff visited CASBS on Friday, December 15, to explore a range of policy issues.
Data camp
Friday, July 28, 2017
“The Mindset Scholars Network is one of the core grantees of the Raikes Foundation. The scholarship it provides the field is an essential element in building more equitable learning environments for students who have been least well served by the system. We are grateful to the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford for working with us to establish the Mindset Scholars Network.” ~Jeff Raikes
Co-directors Woody Powell (left) and Robert Gibbons
Thursday, June 29, 2017
The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford played a preeminent role in the early decades of the study of organizations. Some of the foundational work in the field was conducted at the Center – by economists, political scientists, social psychologists, and sociologists.
Writing on Wall
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
It’s back to the future for CASBS and the Ford Foundation. And that’s a very good thing.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
During the past few years CASBS has been on an upward trajectory, having revitalized its flagship fellows program and initiated new avenues of interaction through multi-year research networks, projects, and workshops comprised of interdisciplinary, collaborative groups.
Kenneth Arrow
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Kenneth Arrow, the Nobel laureate, Stanford economics professor emeritus, and titan among 20th century thinkers and theorists, passed away on February 21, 2016. He was 95.
George Shultz
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Bob Scott holding brick
Thursday, March 17, 2016
A beloved figure on the hill, former CASBS associate director Bob Scott celebrated his 80th birthday on December 22, 2015. In acknowledgment of Bob’s towering influence on CASBS culture, the Center established the Robert A. Scott Lectureship Fund. The fund will support the CASBS public symposium series, which features presentations by current fellows.
Pacific Standard
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
What is the future of work? What will be the most consequential changes in the world of work and workers, and what anxieties and possibilities will they produce? More specifically, are robots going to take over all work? How do we prepare the workforce of the future? How should governments and corporations respond, and what are the models for governance? What creates meaning in a world of temporary work? How will demographics change the future of work?
Sara Miller McCune
Monday, August 24, 2015
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sara Miller McCune has devoted much of her career to supporting social science research.