Conversations about projects and research undertaken by scholars at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University. Hosted by former New York Times journalist and current CASBS research affiliate John Markoff.
CASBS brings together great minds to generate new knowledge to address wicked problems and significant societal challenges. It is a place where diverse thinkers collectively produce transformative outcomes that none could produce independently. A place where boundaries and assumptions are challenged in order to advance our understanding of human beliefs, behaviors, interactions, and institutions. A place that is human centered.
Learn more about CASBS on its web site (casbs.stanford.edu) and on Twitter (@CASBSStanford).
Host: John Markoff
Engineer/Co-producer: Joseph Monzel
Co-producer: Mike Gaetani
How Social Science Advances our Understanding of Pandemics
KQED Forum's Alexis Madrigal moderates a conversation with Peter Loewen, Adrian Raftery, Prerna Singh, and Rob Willer on the intersections among public health, social and cultural influences, and social and behavioral sciences insights.
What Does Human Flourishing Look Like?
Gillian Tett of the Financial Times engages in conversation with Jenna Bednar, Hilary Cottam, and James Manyika on rethinking the fundamental logic of how we define human flourishing and successful societies. All are members of CASBS's Creating a New Moral Political Economy network.
An Earth-friendly Political Economy
Arun Majumdar guides a discussion on the considerations and challenges of shaping a sustainable political economy with guests Eric Beinhocker, Genevieve Bell, & Kim Stanley Robinson, all members of CASBS's "Creating a New Moral Political Economy" program
The Death of Nature - Carolyn Merchant
Stanford historian & former CASBS fellow Paula Findlen chats with renowned environmental history, philosophy, & ethics scholar - and two-time former CASBS fellow -- Carolyn Merchant, on the 40th anniversary of her revolutionary book “The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution.”
America's Black-White Divide: Looking Back, Looking Around, Looking Forward
CASBS Director Margaret Levi moderates a conversation exploring the prospects for progress on racial justice in the U.S. with Lawrence D. Bobo, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Claude Steele
What Institutional Courage Looks Like
Estelle Freedman moderates a discussion on how institutions can respond productively to challenges and promote individual and community flourishing with panelists Jennifer Freyd, Jennifer Gómez, and Carolyn Warner.
Fascinating conversations covering a wide range of topics related to society, culture, technology, economics, psychology, etc. If you’re a fan of the Long Now talks, add this to your rotation.
Great conversations between veteran journalist John Markoff and the world's finest social scientists. Hard recommend.
What A Treat!
I love hearing the people responsible for so much of the great work in social science talk about their work. CASBS sounds like interdisciplinary watering hole our world needs.