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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. ...
 
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Jenna Bednar Hilary Cottam James Manyika Gillian Tett Suggested Readings “Governance for Human Flourishing” “The Social Contract in the 21st Century” “Welfare 5.0: Why We Need a Social Revolution and How to Make it Happen” Vist CASBS online @casbsstanford on TwitterBy Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
 
Creating a New Moral Political Economy Arun Majumdar Eric Beinhocker Genevieve Bell Kim Stanley Robinson Suggested Readings “I am a carbon abolitionist” “Making the Fed’s Money Printer Go Brrrr for the Planet” “The 4th Industrial Revolution: Responsible & Secure AI” “Touching the future: Stories of systems, serendipity and grace” CASBS @CASBSStanfo…
 
Carolyn Merchant Paula Findlen "Science Turned Upside Down: Carolyn Merchant’s Vision of Nature, 40 Years Later" "The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution" "The Anthropocene and The Humanities: From Climate Change to a New Age of Sustainability" CASBS @CASBSStanfordBy Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
 
Sandra González-Bailón A great thread on her recent paper “Exposure to News Grows Less Fragmented with an Increase in Mobile Access” “Bots are Less Central than Verified Accounts during Contentious Political Events” Her book Decoding the Social World Facebook 2020 Election Research portal CASBS CASBS on Twitter…
 
Mario Biagioli's UCLA Profile Mario's article in the Los Angeles Review of Books, "Fraud by Numbers: Metrics and the New Academic Midconduct" Mario’s book “Gaming The Metrics: Misconduct and Manipulation in Academic Research” 2019-20 CASBS fellow Brian Arthur’s paper “All Systems Will Be Gamed: Exploitative Behavior in Economic and Social Systems”…
 
Video of this conversation Social Science for a World in Crisis CASBS director Margaret Levi, co-editor of the Annual Review of Political Science, recently curated discussions with Christian Davenport and Rachel Kleinfeld that explore findings in articles they published in the Review. The Long-Term Consequences of Street Clashes "Privilege Violence…
 
Video of this conversation Their paper in the Harvard Journal on Legislation "Twentieth-Century America as a Developing Country: Conflict, Institutions, and The Evolution of Public Law" Web page for CASBS's webcast series, Social Science for a World in Crisis Notable events mentioned in this episode: The West Virginia Coal Wars The National Labor R…
 
Alta Charo She recommends checking out the documentary “Human Nature,” in which she appears. Learn about CRISPR gene editing Revive & Restore, the organization working on “genetic rescue” of endangered and extinct species. The controversy over He Jiankui’s genetic modification of human embryos Visit CASBS on the web Visit CASBS on Twitter CASBS sta…
 
Jefferson Cowie Jefferson’s recent New York Times Piece “The ‘Hard Hat Riot’ Was a Preview of Today’s Political Divisions” The illuminating CASBS symposium “_Contesting the Nation_”, with Jefferson Cowie, Kathleen Belew, and Catherine Ramírez Richard Rorty, CASBS fellow 1982-83 “Achieving Our Country” Donald F. Kettl’s “The Divided States of Americ…
 
Wendy K. Tam Cho's homepage Familiarize yourself with Optimization Problems "How to Quantify (and Fight) Gerrymandering” - Quanta Magazine “Toward a Talismanic Redistricting Tool: A Computational Method for Identifying Extreme Redistricting Plans” - Wendy K. Tam Cho and Yan Y. Liu Wendy’s reading recommendation “Deep Thinking” by Gary Kasparov"…
 
W. Brian Arthur’s homepage at the Santa Fe Institute “Where is technology taking the economy? ” - W. Brian Arthur. McKinsey Oct. 2017 “Complexity and the Economy” W. Brian Arthur. Oxford University Press, 2014 Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences CASBS on TwitterBy Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
 
Robert Frank on Twitter His new book “Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work” His choice of influential book is Nobel Prize winner Thomas Schelling’s “Micromotives and Macrobehavior” Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences @casbsstanford on twitterBy Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
 
Dan Kelly's Purdue homepage Dan Kelly's book “Yuck! The Nature and Moral Significance of Disgust” Two fascinating papers coauthored by Dan: “Minding the Gap: Bias, Soft Structures, and the Double Life of Social Norms” “Who’s Responsible for This? Moral Responsibility, Externalism, and Knowledge about Implicit Bias” CASBS’s project on Creating a New…
 
Cara Wong's Website Cara Wong's 2018 paper "Maps in People’s Heads: Assessing a New Measure of Context" And her 2010 book "Boundaries of Obligation in American Politics" - Cambridge University Press V. O. Key Jr.'s "Southern Politics In State and Nation" - University of Tennessee Press Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences @casbsstan…
 
King County's Communities of Opportunity program Kirsten's article "The almighty credit score: It tracks the past, predicts the future, and maintains existing hierarchies" San Francisco's Mission Asset Fund Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's report on payday loans Betrayal Trauma Theory (a concept pioneered by 1989-90 & 2018-19 CASBS fellow Jen…
 
Nate Persily’s homepage with links to publications and key works Nate Persily on Twitter Social Science One builds industry-academic partnerships to advance the goals of social science in understanding and solving society's greatest challenges. CASBS Symposium: The Consequences of Technological Developments for Politics and Government Center for Ad…
 
Mike Ananny Mike Ananny's recent book "Networked Press Freedom: Creating Infrastructures for a Public Right to Hear" - MIT Press Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act - Wikipedia Overview of the study of media effects - Wikipedia CASBS symposium: Digital Media, the Public Sphere, and Democratic Governance Center for Advanced Study in the Be…
 
Patricia Banks' website Patricia Banks' latest book, "Diversity and Philanthropy at African American Museums" Patricia's previous book, "Represent: Art and Identity among the Black Upper-Middle Class" Patricia's piece on "Collecting African American Art: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Obama Era" - Blackpast.org Pierre Bourdieu's influential boo…
 
Kim Williams Kim's book "Mark One Or More: Civil Rights in Multiracial America" tells the story of the struggle to include a multiracial category on the U.S. census. States Parties and Social Movements Cambridge University Press Black Lives Matter Dynamics of Contention Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences @casbsstanford on twitter…
 
Elizabeth Lonsdorf's site Elizabeth Lonsdorf at National Geographic Jane Goodall Institute's Gombe Stream Research Center International Primatological Society "Chimps Know Dead When They See It" Discover Magazine "Chimps Filmed Grieving for Dead Friend" BBC "Chimps Mourn Nine-Year-Old's Death?" National Geographic Video Center for Advanced Study in…
 
Movement for obfuscating the Electoral College in the US First-past-the-post electoral systems and a glossary of alternative electoral systems Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab Open source investigative platform Bellingcat Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity Alliance for Securing Democracy, Hamilton 68 “The Two Cultures” C…
 
Jerry Jacobs at U Penn The much discussed paper on automation and the workforce by Frey and Osborne "Will the Robots Take Care of Grandma?" Jerry Jacobs "Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren" John Maynard Keynes, 1930 "Smarter Than You Think" A series examining advances in AI and impacts on society (including pieces by host John Markoff) Ex…
 
Jacob Ward Techno Utopianism Partnership On AI National Academies Report on Sexual Harassment of Women "Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace" John Perry Barlow New Moral Political Economy Project Federal Reserve report on economic well-being of U.S. Households Kahneman and Tversky’s (both former CASBS fellows) classic paper on Judgement and de…
 
Margaret Levi Follow Margaret on Twitter Moral Political Economy Project ‘Free to Choose’ Milton and Rose Friedman Montpelerin Society ‘Bowling Alone’ Robert D. Putnam Port Huron Statement Triple Revolution Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences @casbsstanford on twitterBy Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
 
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