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New Position: Director, Partnerships & Community, Stanford PACS

Stanford PACS is looking for an experienced, strategic and entrepreneurial individual to serve as its Director, Partnerships & Community. This role will play a central role in stewarding the center’s diverse community of philanthropists and social change leaders through special convenings and learning opportunities. The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of experience in philanthropy and/or related fields. They...

DCSL Bids Farewell to Outgoing Postdoctoral Fellows

The Digital Civil Society Lab would like to extend a warm farewell to our outgoing postdoctoral fellows: Samantha Bradshaw, David Hausman, Soojong Kim, and Ashley Lee. Samantha Bradshaw Being a postdoc at PACS and the DCSL was very fulfilling. I made lifelong friends, had opportunities to work on exciting interdisciplinary and collaborative projects, and learned so much from the broader...

“Critical race theory” is being weaponised. What’s the fuss about?

Patricia Bromley’s research on history textbooks, mentioned in The Economist, supports arguments that critical race theory is not currently a central part of US history curricula.

Stanford PACS Selection for 2022-2023 Ph.D Fellows 

Stanford PACS is excited to share our selection for 2022-2023 PACS Ph.D Fellows: Erik Santoro, Hesu Yoon, Heitor Santos, Ruth Appel, Suhani Jalota Erik Santoro is a PhD student in Social Psychology. He studies brief interpersonal interactions, and their role in bridging societal divides. Collaborating with faculty in political science and organizational behavior, Erik studies interactions across a variety of situations,...

The Guide to Effective Philanthropy for Latin America

We are pleased to share this Spanish-language adaptation of EPLI’s Guide to Effective Philanthropy, which is entitled La Guía de Filantropía Efectiva para América Latina, created in collaboration with Stanford PACS and el Centro de Filantropía e Inversiones Sociales, (CEFIS UAI) and a committee of experts on Latin American philanthropy and social impact. For more information about CEFIS UAI, click here [LINK: https://cefis.uai.cl/].

Stanford PACS 2021: A Special Progress Report

As we weathered 2021 and the challenges that COVID-19 and the capitol riots posed to our personal, professional and civic lives, the Stanford PACS community maintained a unique dedication to our founding idea—assembling a diverse, dedicated community of researchers and leaders to thoughtfully probe both new and entrenched problems that threaten civil society. Read More

Stanford PACS Announces Winter 2022 Small Grant Winners

Stanford PACS is excited to share our four Small Grant winners: Angela Lee, Hanna Folz, and Kimya Loder. The Small Grants program provides undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity, on a quarterly basis, to fund research projects in the areas of philanthropy and civil society. As part of the award experience, these researchers are also welcomed into the larger...

Digital Civil Society Lab Announces 2022-23 Cohort of Practitioner Fellows

The Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL) and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) are pleased to announce our new joint cohort of Practitioner Fellows for 2022-23. This highly accomplished cohort includes eight social sector leaders whose critical work ranges from digital rights, privacy, policy, and governance to intersections among race, media, and digital systems; explorations of artificial intelligence...

Stanford PACS’ Digital Civil Society Lab to House Dark Patterns Tip Line for Identifying Deceptive Digital Designs

Palo Alto – The Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL) at Stanford PACS is thrilled to announce that it will provide a permanent home for the Dark Patterns Tip Line, a unique public resource for identifying and addressing deceptive and harmful design practices for apps and websites.  Dark patterns are common design tactics used in websites and apps to coerce users...

Stanford PACS Announces Fall 2021 Small Grant Winners

Stanford PACS is excited to share our four Small Grant winners: Erik Santoro, Catherine Sirois, Katherine Clayton, and Alexander Landry. The Small Grants program provides undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity, on a quarterly basis, to fund research projects in the areas of philanthropy and civil society. As part of the award experience, these researchers are also welcomed into...