Wasow Visiting Scholars

Thomas A. Wasow Visiting Scholars in Symbolic Systems

The Thomas A. Wasow Visiting Scholars in Symbolic Systems is a series at Stanford inaugurated in 2006. Supported by an endowment grant from anonymous donors, Wasow Scholars are chosen for their outstanding research contributions in areas of current interest across two or more departments represented within the Symbolic Systems Program. Visits by Wasow Scholars to Stanford may last for one or more weeks, and include a mix of public talks and informal discussion with students and faculty.

The most recent Wasow Scholar was...

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Joshua Greene

Professor
Department of Psychology
Harvard University

At Stanford
May 19-25, 2017

Events featuring Joshua Greene:

Friday, May 19, 2017  Free Public Symposium: "When the Ethics Meets the Road - How Should Cars Decide?", 3:30-5:30pm in Building 320, Room 105 (Braun Corner/Geology Corner)

Monday, May 22, 2017  Symbolic Systems Forum: "How Do Our Brains Construct Thoughts?", 12:30-1:20pm in Building 460, Room 126 (Greenberg Room Margaret Jacks Hall)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017  Philosophy Talk LIVE: "Driverless Cars at the Moral Crossroads", 7-9pm in Cubberley Auditorium  Recording

Past Wasow Scholars:
Stuart M. Shieber (Oct. 16-Oct. 27, 2006)
Bonnie E. John (Jan. 15-Feb. 15, 2007)
Terrence J. Sejnowski (Apr. 28-May 6, 2008)
Ben Shneiderman (May 19-23, 2008)
Hiroshi Ishii (May 19-30, 2008)
Margaret Boden (Mar. 31-Apr. 3, 2009)
Joshua Knobe (May 10-14, 2010)
Josh Tenenbaum (Oct. 24, 2010-Jan. 21, 2011)
Tania Lombrozo (Oct. 8-12, 2012)
Ken Norman (Jan. 6-10, 2014)

Tom Wasow, C. I. Lewis Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy, Ermeritus, is a founder and long-time director (1992-2000, 2001-2005, and 2015-2016) of the Symbolic Systems Program. Tom's outstanding work in building and teaching in the program has been recognized through several university honors, including the Rhodes Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (1996), a Bert and Candace Forbes University Fellowship in Undergraduate Education (2003-present), the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for contributions to undergraduate education (2004). Tom continues to serve on the Symbolic Systems Program Committee.

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