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CASBS is an accelerator of ideas. It facilitates multi-year, interdisciplinary, intersectoral, and collaborative efforts to develop new solutions to major societal challenges.

Our programs and projects focus on the following challenges:

Building equitable societies

How to craft institutions, organizations, and networks to enhance societal and individual flourishing.

Enacting ethical technologies

How to create, regulate, and use technology in service of our highest values and understand the capacity of technology to amplify and alleviate societal problems.

Ensuring sustainable livelihoods

How to respond to climate change and maximize the long-term well-being of all species and their environments.

To properly address these challenges, in all our work we strive toward:

Rethinking the social sciences

How to develop better practices and tools for social science research to meet the needs of modern society.

We accomplish this through our programs, projects, and training institutes.


Programs stimulate new thinking and research. Spanning 3-5 years and wide in scope, programs articulate questions, generate specific projects, and co-ordinate collaboration among those projects.

Creating a New Moral Political EconomyHumans, Nature, and Machines