The Jacob Marschak Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Mathematics in the Behavior Sciences at UCLA
The Marschak Colloquium meets on alternative Fridays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Entrepreneur's Hall, room C-301 in the UCLA Anderson School of Management complex (unless otherwise indicated). The dates of the presentations are as follows. Please click on dates for a detailed description of the presentation.
Our calendar for 2002-2003 year is as follows:
|Fall 2002||Winter 2003||Spring 2003|
|October 4||January 10||April 11|
|October 18||January 24||April 25|
|November 1||February 7||May 9|
|November 15||February 21||May 30|
|December 6||March 7||June 6|
***THE MEMORIAL LECTURE IS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 7, 2003***
at Korn Convocation Hall from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
David Sloan Wilson , Professor of Biological Sciences, Binghamton University
Field/Subfield: Biology/Evolutionary Biology
Topic: "Reviving Functionalism in the Human Social Sciences"
(Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Organismic Biology, Ecology, and Evolution)
Sally Blower, Professor of Biomathematics, UCLA
Field/Subfield: Evolutionary Biology/Infectious Diseases, AIDS
Topic: " Predicting the Unpredictable: The Evolution of Drug-resistant HIV "
(Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Governance)
Steve Bankes, Senior Researcher, RAND Corporation, and Founder and Chief Technologist, Evolving Logic Associates
Field/Subfield: Computational Science, Modeling and Simulation Theory and Practice/Complex Adaptive Systems, Machine Learning and Self-organizing Systems, and Agent Based Simulation of Social Systems
(Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Governance and the UCLA Computer Science Department )
Ted Bergstrom, Aaron and Cherie Raznick Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara
Field/Subfield: Economics/Pure and Applied Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, Evolutionary Theory, Economic Anthropology
Topic: "Evolution of Social Behavior: Individual and Group Selection"
(Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Governance and the UCLA Department of Economics)
Eugene Volokh , Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
Field/Subfield: Law/Law and Public Policy
Topic: "Mechanisms of the Slippery Slope"
(Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Governance and the UCLA School of Law )
David L. Goodstein, Vice Provost and Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Frank J. Gilloon Distinguished Teaching and Service Professor, Caltech
Field/Subfield: Physics/Condensed Matter Physics
Topic: " Out of Gas: Energy, Technology and Climate"
(Cosponsored by UCLA Center for Governance, the UCLA Institute of the Environment, and Global Green, USA)
Tim Kohler, Professor of Anthropology, Washington State University
Topic: "Using Agent-Based Simulation to Investigate Prehistoric Societies"
(Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Governance and the UCLA Department of Anthropology and the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology)
Amy Zegart, Assistant Professor of Policy Studies, UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research
Field/Subfield: Political Science/U.S. National Security
Topic: "Blue Ribbons, Black Boxes: The Use of Presidential Commissions in U.S. Foreign Policy"
(Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Governance and the Department of Policy Studies, UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research)
Harry Collins, Professor of Sociology and Director, Centre for the Study of Knowledge, Cardiff University, Visiting Professor at Caltech
Field/Subfield: Sociology of Science/Nature of Expertise
Topic: "A Non-Expert Investigates Experts: A Long-Term Sociological Study of Gravitational Wave Research"
(Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Governance and the UCLA Department of Sociology )
March 7 - The 2002-3004 Marschak Memorial Lecture
Jared Diamond , Professor of Physiology, UCLA School of Medicine, Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize (1998) for his book Guns, Germs, and Steel
Topic: "Why Do Only Some Societies Perceive and Solve Their Environmental Problems?"
(Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Governance, the UCLA Institute of the Environment, and Global Green USA)
Ullica Segerstrale, Professor of Social Science, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
Field/Subfield: Social Sciences/Sociology of Science
Topic: "Controversy as a Motor For Science"
(Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Governance and the UCLA Department of Sociology)
Jack Hirshleifer , Professor of Economics, UCLA
Field/Subfield: Economics/Microeconomic Theory, Conflict Theory
Topic: "Conflict: Its Causes, Conduct, and Consequences"
(Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Governance, the UCLA Department of Economics, and USAID )
**This will be the keynote talk in an interdisciplinary conference on "Analyzing Conflict: Insights from the Natural and Social Sciences, to be held at UCLA on April 24-26. For more information about the conference please contact Paul Zak at Paul.Zak@cgu.edu
Robert Rosenthal, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Riverside
Field/Subfield: Psychology/Interpersonal Expectancy Effects
Topic: "Covert Communication in Classrooms, Clinics, Courtrooms, Corporations, and Cubicles"
(Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Psychology and the UCLA Center for Governance)
Leonard Kleinrock, Professor of Computer Science, UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Science and known as the inventor of Internet Technology
Field/Subfield: Computer Science/New Developments in Computing
Topic: "Nomadic Computing and the Internet as a Global Nervous System"
(Cosponsored by the UCLA Computer Science Department)
Ken Binmore, Professor of Economics, University College London, Currently Visiting CalTech
Field/Subfield: Game Theory and Economics/Auction Design and Experimental Economics
Topic: "Big Money Auctions"
(Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Governance and the UCLA Department of Economics )