Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University is a national and international resource that exists to extend knowledge of the principles governing human behavior to help solve the critical problems of contemporary society. Through our residential postdoctoral fellowship programs for scientists and scholars from this country and abroad, we seek to advance basic understanding of the social, psychological, historical, biological and cultural foundations of behavior and society.

Margaret Levi

CASBS Leader Margaret Levi Receives Breakthrough of the Year Award

Margaret Levi’s conception of “an expanded community of fate” gained international recognition as the 2020 “Breakthrough of the Year” in the social sciences and humanities. The Falling Walls Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Berlin, selected 10 “Breakthroughs” out of a pool of nearly 1,000 nominations from 111 countries.

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CASBS Names 38 to 2020-21 Fellows Class

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University has named 38 scholars, representing 20 U.S. institutions and 11 international institutions and programs, to its 2020-21 class of fellows.

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Nominate a Distinguished Social Scientist for SAGE-CASBS Award

Nominations to honor an individual whose work has advanced the role of the social and behavioral sciences in enriching and enhancing public policy and good governance are being taken now. The honoree will join luminaries such as William Julius Wilson and Daniel Kahneman as recipient of the SAGE-CASBS Award, sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University and SAGE Publishing.

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CASBS Announces 2019-20 Fellows

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University has announced its 2019-20 fellows class of […]

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Margaret Levi

New Director Named at Stanford’s CASBS

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.

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