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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


What we do

Explore our upcoming events and programs

Upcoming Events

  • Republics and Revolutions (Fall 2022)
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Dec 01
    Zephyr Institute
    Dec 01, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM PST
    Zephyr Institute, 560 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    Republics and Revolutions is a dinner reading group for young professionals in the Bay Area.
  • Bioethics Reading and Discussion Group
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Dec 14
    Details will be sent upon acceptance
    Dec 14, 4:00 PM PST – Dec 15, 5:00 PM PST
    Details will be sent upon acceptance
    A reading and discussion group for physicians and physicians-in-training, led by Dr. Aaron Kheriaty
  • Zephyr Philosophy Club 2022-2023
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jan 10
    Jan 10, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PST
    Atherton, Atherton, CA, USA
    A monthly philosophy gathering for high school students, led by Dr. Molly Oshatz (Zephyr Institute)
  • Zephyr Philosophy Camp 2023 - Ethics and Happiness
    Jul 17, 2023, 10:00 AM PDT – Jul 21, 2023, 3:00 PM PDT
    Palo Alto or Stanford
    A week-long philosophy summer day camp for rising junior and senior high school students and incoming college freshmen with Dr. Molly Oshatz.

We are hiring!

Stanford undergraduates are invited to apply for an internship at the Zephyr Institute.

Zephyr Internship AY 2022-2023

This is a part-time position for the duration of the academic year (though quarter-long appointments are possible). Interns will be involved in the planning and execution of Zephyr’s academic programs and in campus outreach and promotions. Pay is competitive and hours total between 2 and 5 hours per week. Hours are flexible, but you should be available to assist on-site with most or all of Zephyr’s events during the academic term. Zephyr events generally take place after 5:15 pm on weekdays, and rarely on weekends.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but interested candidates are encouraged to apply by September 26th. To apply, please write to Molly Gurdon Pinkoski (mpinkoski@zephyr.org), with a cover letter, current CV, and contact information for two references.

Support Us

Support meaningful intellectual inquiry by giving to Zephyr.
As a non-profit organization, we rely entirely on the support of donors to continue our mission. All donations are tax-deductible.