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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

  • Zephyr Philosophy Club 2022-2023
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Feb 07
    Feb 07, 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)
  • Bioethics Reading and Discussion Group
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Feb 08
    Zoom accessible to accepted registrants
    Feb 08, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Zoom accessible to accepted registrants
    A virtual reading and discussion group for physicians and physicians-in-training, led by Dr. Aaron Kheriaty
  • Carl Schmitt's The Concept of the Political
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Feb 14
    Zephyr Institute
    Feb 14, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
    Zephyr Institute, 560 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    A reading and discussion group on Carl Schmitt's "The Concept of the Political," led by Courtney Hodrick.
  • Ethics, Happiness, Virtue: Nicomachean Ethics I-II
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Apr 12
    Zephyr Institute
    Apr 12, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM PDT
    Zephyr Institute, 560 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    A dinner reading group for Stanford and Silicon Valley community members led by Patricio A. Fernandez
  • Zephyr Philosophy Camp 2023 - Ethics and Happiness
    Jul 17, 10:00 AM PDT – Jul 21, 3:00 PM PDT
    Stanford University
    A week-long philosophy summer day camp for rising junior and senior high school students and incoming college freshmen with Dr. Molly Oshatz.

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.

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