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Estelle Freedman
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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.
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 Graphic sketch by Anna Ileby
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.
Nobel Prize
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Paul Romer is the 27th CASBS fellow to win a Nobel Prize, coming just one year after the 26th. Who are the others?
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.