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Zephyr Institute, Inc.

560 College Ave

Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA

(650) 667-1160 | info@zephyr.org

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ABOUT US

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.

We study the perennial questions about the nature of the good life in order to help scholars evaluate the effects of emerging social, technological and cultural trends. The Institute provides a wide range of programming for the Stanford and Silicon Valley communities throughout the year. 


The name of the Zephyr Institute comes from the Greek word for the most favorable of winds. A zephyr is a warm, fructifying breeze blowing from west to east in springtime. The name honors Stanford’s motto “Let the winds of freedom blow” and California’s economic, cultural and technological contributions to the rest of the world.

CENTERS

Engaging life's deepest and most enduring questions

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF

FIRST PRINCIPLES

Examining the philosophical foundations of culture-shaping professions

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF

PROFESSIONS AND MORAL PURPOSE