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Margaret Levi discusses the Center's tremendous progress and prospects as she enters her third year as CASBS director. Feel the momentum.
Class of 2016-17 Announced

The class includes 38 fellows, seven research affiliates, and five visiting scholars representing a diversity of fields and institutions. In addition, CASBS remains the research base for organized groups of collaborative scholars.
Lectureship Fund Honors Scott
 
Thanks to the generosity of the CASBS community, a new lectureship fund recognizes Bob Scott, the former long-time associate director, and his enduring impact.
 
 
A storied tradition returned in 2016 with a summer institute on Organizations and Their Effectiveness. It brought together scholars from economics, communication, management, political science, and sociology for an intensive course of study of classic and frontier work in the field of organization studies.
 
 
The honor places 2015-16 CASBS fellow Glenn Loury among some of the most esteemed and celebrated economists -- 50 of them former CASBS fellows -- of the past half-century.
  Two Symposia Wrap 2015-16 Series

The third and fourth installments of the academic year's symposium series allowed the public to consider cutting-edge research and findings by CASBS fellows.

Rachel Kleinfeld explained how some of the world's most crime-infested, corrupt, violent countries have bounced back, the subject of her forthcoming book.

 
Natasha Iskander and Louis Hyman used history as a guide in discussing the ways in which climate change is transforming the future of work and workers.
 
Meet Our New Board Chair

A member of the CASBS board of directors since 2015, in summer 2016 Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar succeeds Paul Brest as the Center’s board chair. Cuéllar is a Justice of the Supreme Court of California. His extensive biography includes long-standing ties to Stanford as a graduate student, faculty member, and administrator. We invite you to learn more about Tino.
In Other CASBS News...
In May 2016 Anna Sun, a 2015-16 Berggruen fellow at CASBS, discussed Confucian philosophy on Radio Open Source.
Photo of Albert Bandura by Ryan K. Morris
Photo of Katherine Isbister by Nicole Lazzaro
Photo of Anna Sun by Cedrik Freeman
Upcoming Events
 
 PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM 
 
Eric Klinenberg     Oct 25

"Climate Change and the Future of Cities" *
 
*Inaugural Robert A. Scott
Lecture
 
 
TALKS @ THE INTERVAL
 
Rose McDermott    July 19
Former Fellows News
 

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Katherine Isbister (2014-15, above) hand-delivered her book How Games Move Us: Emotion By Design, handsomely displayed in the Center's renowned Ralph W. Tyler Collection.

View the latest additions to the Tyler Collection â€” works conceived, initiated, or completed by fellows during their residence and which acknowledge CASBS.
"My fellowship years at CASBS have been among the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences of my career, so it is a pleasure to join the Live Oak Society in hopes that future scholars may have similarly inspiring opportunities. CASBS has been a cornerstone of the social sciences, and it is important to me to see it thrive. Under Margaret Levi's leadership, the Center is experiencing a renaissance and it seems an opportune time to offer my support."
 
- Walter W. Powell
CASBS fellow (1986-87, 2008-09)
Make a Gift to CASBS
Nearly 100 of YOU – members of the CASBS community – donated to the Robert A. Scott Lectureship Fund. We are proud to acknowledge the donors here.
The Center is grateful for a recent bequest in memory of former CASBS family member Margaret Shoup. Do you have a remem-brance of her? Please share it in an email to friends@casbs.org.
  In Memoriam  
 
Read here about 17 members of the CASBS family who we've lost recently.
 
We thank former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich (above left), who in February cited on the PBS Newshour an influential journal article co-authored by 2015-16 fellow Martin Gilens and 1998-99 fellow Benjamin Page. The title page of the article appeared on screen during the segment. In March, Reich visited CASBS to meet with staff and fellows, including Gilens himself (above right).
Orientalism by Edward Said (1975-76) and The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn (1958-59) are among The Guardian's best non-fiction books of all time. FACT: These classics were written or completed here, at CASBS, during the two scholars' fellowship years.
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