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News & Announcements

Renowned political scientist Dr. Margaret Levi has accepted an appointment as director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford (CASBS). She succeeds Dr. Iris Litt, who has twice served as Director and was the first female director of the Center. Read more.

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University has named 35 Fellows and 8 visiting scholars for the 2013-14 academic year. The 2013-14 cohort comprises scholars from Sweden, England, Canada, and other institutions throughout the United States including Stanford faculty. Fellows will pursue individual research and writing for the full academic year while contributing to the CASBS community through their participation in weekly seminars and other events.

News about the Center and Fellows in the news.

A collection of Behavioral Science items in the news and around the web.


Speaker Series

As part of the residential environment, we have two speaker series:

The weekly presentations are designed to inform Fellows about the work carried out by colleagues and to seek points of cross-fertilization among different fields. These presentations take place at 11:00 AM on Wednesday (and occasional Mondays), and continue to 12:00 PM. 30 minutes will be allowed for the presentation with the remainder of the time devoted to question and answer. Lunch will follow immediately after each session, which is intended to encourage informal discussion of the issues that were addressed.

Attendance to the residents' presentations are by invitation only.

CASBS Colloquium events take place once a quarter, and they feature a distinguished scholar or practitioner and are often tied to book release tours. A reception follows the lecture, allowing attendees to exchange ideas with one another.

These events require advanced registration. If you'd like to be on our distribution list send an email with your full name to friends@casbs.org.

Please check our General Calendar for other events.

A key part of the mission of CASBS is to make findings in behavioral science easily accessible. For many years, scientists have made profound discoveries about behavior and the mental and emotional events that give rise to it, in individuals and in groups. We seek to identify important discoveries, bring them out of the laboratory and classroom, and interpret their import so that they can be used by non-specialists.