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Recovering the humanities in the heart of Silicon Valley

The Zephyr Institute is a community of scholars, students, and professionals committed to gaining a fuller understanding of the human person and the common good.

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Who we are

Find out more about our mission at Stanford and in Silicon Valley

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What we do

Explore our upcoming events and programs

Upcoming Events

  • In Defense of Icons
    Wed, Jun 29
    Zephyr Institute
    Jun 29, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Zephyr Institute, 560 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    A seminar discussing On the Divine Images by John of Damascus and the role of art in Christian worship.
  • The Price of Free Will- The Grand Inquisitor
    Jul 01, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Zephyr Institute, 560 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    A dinner reading group on Dostoyevsky's 'The Grand Inquisitor' for students and professionals in the Bay Area.
  • Bioethics Reading and Discussion Group
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jul 13
    Details will be sent upon acceptance
    Jul 13, 4:00 PM PDT – Jul 14, 5:00 PM PDT
    Details will be sent upon acceptance
    A reading and discussion group for physicians and physicians-in-training, led by Dr. Aaron Kheriaty
  • Rethinking the Rural: Henri Lefebvre and the Global Transformation of Agrarian Society
    Jul 28, 1:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
    Holy Cross Center, Berkeley, 2597 Virginia St, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA
    In this colloquium, we will focus on the newly-published collection of Lefebvre’s essays, “On the Rural: Economy, Sociology, Geography.”

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As a non-profit organization, we rely entirely on the support of donors to continue our mission. All donations are tax-deductible.