ASSAf Presidential Roundtable Discussion on the human question in artificial intelligence. Guest Speaker: Prof Margaret Levi, Sara Miller McCune Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University – “Frankenstein or Gods? The Impact of the New Technologies on What It Means To Be Human”
About Prof Margaret Levi
Margaret Levi is the Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford and Professor of Political Science, Stanford University, and Jere L. Bacharach Professor Emerita of International Studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. She has been a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University. She held the Chair in Politics, United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, 2009 – 13.
She is noted for her work in comparative political economy, labor politics, and democratic theory, notably on the origins and effects of trustworthy government. Levi’s book Of Rule and Revenue (1988), a study of the institutions of state revenue production, helped pioneer rational choice approaches in comparative politics. She has since pushed rational choice analysis into new substantive areas, for example, in examining people’s acceptance of military conscription in Consent, Dissent, and Patriotism (1997).
Her research continues to focus on how to improve the quality of government. She is also committed to understanding and improving supply chains so that the goods we consume are produced in a manner that sustains both the workers and the environment.
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