“If we want technologies that will not undermine our humanity, social analysts must join with other researchers.”
Margaret Levi, Stanford University, is the Sara Miller McCune Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, a professor of political science, and a senior fellow of the Woods Institute for the Environment. She is the Jere L. Bacharach Professor Emerita of International Studies and the Harry Bridges Chair Emerita at the University of Washington. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences. She served as president of the American Political Science Association from 2004 to 2005. In 2014 she received the William H. Riker Prize in Political Science and in 2017 gave the Elinor Ostrom Memorial Lecture. Her most recent book is In the Interest of Others (with John Ahlquist). (Author photograph by Nikki Ritcher)
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