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The Center for the Advanced Study of Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University today released its line-up for its second annual Behavioral Sciences Summit on July 11, 2013, at Stanford University. The daylong, invitation-only event will examine the state of behavioral science and its role in technology, the arts, business, and society as seen through the lens of creativity and innovation. Nobel laureate and one-time CASBS Fellow Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking Fast and Slow, will deliver the day’s keynote. …

Pacific Standard magazine, the award-winning publication of the Miller-McCune Center for Research, Media, and Public Policy, is bringing two of its esteemed journalists to Antioch University this Thursday, May 2, to discuss the potential impact of new, surprising sources of fossil fuel at home and abroad.

Lisa Margonelli, author of Oil on the Brain: Petroleum’s Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank, and Pacific Standard editor Vince Beiser will be joined by U.C. Santa Barbara geochemist David Valentine, whose research includes looking at the aftermath of offshore oil spills and whose lab has explored field sites from Alaska to southern Chile. Michael Todd, a staff writer at Pacific Standard, will moderate the conversation. …

Pacific Standard, the new incarnation of what was formerly Miller-McCune magazine, launches today, bringing its Western perspective to the media landscape. Under director of Publisher P. Steven Ainsley and Editor-in-Chief Maria Streshinsky, the bimonthly ideas publication Pacific Standard will combine quality journalism and top-level academic research to bring to the forefront the core people and data behind major issues of the day. …

Miller-McCune has named The Atlantic’s Managing Editor Maria Streshinsky as editor-in-chief, effective in July 2011. Streshinsky has been an integral member of the lead editorial staff at The Atlantic since 2007.

During her tenure with The Atlantic, Streshinsky helped the 154-year-old publication enjoy a dramatic revitalization, culminating in profitability in 2010. Directing a staff of more than 30, Streshinsky managed the development of every issue; worked with a variety of high-profile authors; and oversaw the budget for The Atlantic and She also helped edit and produce the stand-alone newsstand issues of The Atlantic, and developed The Atlantic Fiction-for-Kindle program. Streshinsky was awarded the Atlantic Media Company 2009 Chairman’s Award for Editing Excellence. …


  • January 26, 2014: CNN

Amanda Hess joins a panel on Reliable Sources to discuss female reporters facing Internet abuse.

  • January 10, 2014: PBS

Amanda Hess on her article about harassment online, “Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet.”

Lisa Margonelli on her article about fracking, “The Debate We Aren’t Having.”

Vince Beiser joins the panel on “Peak Oil” with Daniel Yergin and Leonardo Maugeri, discussing “The Deluge”.


John Gravois on “A Toast Story.”

Amanda Hess joins a panel with Danielle Citron and Anna Holmes.

Amanda Hess discusses online misogyny.

Amanda Hess joins a panel about online harassment and bullying.

Amanda Hess discusses her article about online harassment, “Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet.”

Amanda Hess talks about The Asylum, the Burbank studio which recently rolled out B-movie phenomenon Sharknado.

Tim Heffernan discusses his article on copper, “The New Bronze Age.”

Mark Obbie on post-traumatic growth—the positive effects of trauma.

Lisa Margonelli on trailer parks and the baby boomer housing crisis.

Lisa Margonelli on trailer park retirement villages and why they’re important.

Tom Jacobs on men’s apparent inability to read women’s emotions.

Seth Masket on why political science research matters.

Lisa Margonelli on fracking, and the questions we aren’t asking.

Vince Beiser on his article, “The Deluge,” which undercuts the prevailing concept of “peak oil.”

June Thomas on dental health care reform.