IRiSS Continuing Studies Talk Series
We are all familiar with the social sciences as an academic category, but we don’t often stop to think about how much is bundled into this modest label: anthropology, economics, law, linguistics, political science, communication, psychology, and sociology, just for a start. Scholars in these fields have a shared goal: to understand how we live together, what works and what doesn’t in our social lives, and how we could do it all better.
In 2004, Stanford established the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (known colloquially as IRiSS, and pronounced like the flower) to give researchers the space and leisure to work on these goals. For this Continuing Studies Talk Series, the Executive Director of IRiSS invited two colleagues to discuss their research and to give the audience ample time to engage in the conversation.