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News & Announcements
- Iris F. Litt, M.D. appointed interim director of the Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University (CASBS).
Iris F. Litt, M.D. had previously served as the Center’s interim director for 18 months, following the 2008 merger of this nearly 60-year-old institution with Stanford University. Having recently retired from the faculty of the School of Medicine of Stanford University, she returns while a search for a permanent director is launched. read more.
After years of progress in nuclear nonproliferation, there are new indications that many nations – the United States included – are building up their stockpiles, according to Dr. William Perry, who served as secretary of defense under President Clinton. Perry spoke at an informal lunch with CASBS Fellows, staff, and guests, and warned that the effort has stalled, and in some cases, reversed, putting the world at greater risk. read more.
News about the Center and Fellows in the news.
A collection of Behavioral Science items in the news and around the web.
We hold a variety of events to promote collaborations among Fellows, and facilitate cross-fertilization between academia and business, government, NGO, and foundation worlds.
Annual CASBS Behavioral Science Summit
The Second Annual Behavioral Science Summit on July 11, 2013 will highlight the latest developments in behavioral science that are relevant to creativity and innovation, with an opening keynote address by Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize winner and author of Thinking, Fast and Slow. Most of the day will consist of interactive, parallel sessions led by 15 thought leaders in fields such as behavioral economics, organizational behavior, creativity, interaction and experience research.
Our first annual CASBS Behavioral Science Summit (June 29, 2012) on the theme of “Social meets Science” was clearly a success. The keynote addresses by two thought-provoking authors – Malcolm Gladwell (author of Blink, Tipping Point and Outliers) and Steven Pinker (author of Blank Slate and The Better Angels of Our Nature) complemented the interactive, parallel sessions led by 18 experts in fields such as behavioral economics, applied neuroscience, bioinformatics, and big data analytics.
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 continue to 12:00 PM. Lunch will follow immediately after each session, which is intended to encourage informal discussion of the issues that were addressed.
Each session relies on a unique CASBS format, which proved very successful at the Behavioral Science Summit. This format consists of a very short presentation – 7 minutes – followed by Q&A for the remainder of the time. Two fellows will present each Wednesday.
"Game Changing Idea" lectures 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.
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.