THE 2011-2012 MARSCHAK COLLOQUIUM AT UCLA
Meeting every other Friday from September to June at UCLA Anderson School of Management, C3.01 from 1-3 p.m. except as noted. The Marschak Colloquium is sponsored by the Western Management Science Institute, UCLA Anderson School of Management, and the Department of Economics, UCLA, with support from Blum-Kovler Foundation and the Sidney Stern Memorial Trust. All are welcome to attend.
September 30: John Bragin, UCLA Human Complex Systems, "Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Dynamics, "The Foundations of Agent-Based Simulation Modeling."
Cosponsored by the UCLA Human Complex Systems Program
October 14: Harry McLaughlin, UCLA Department of Psychology, "Readability for Consenting Adults: Neurolinguistic Limits to Understanding."
October 28: Laurence Smith, UCLA Department of Geography, "The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Our Northern Future."
November 18: Gabriel Rossman, UCLA Department of Sociology, "Can Radio Stations Break Singles? The Opinion Leadership Hypothesis of Diffusion and Social Networks"
December 9: Daniel Treisman, UCLA Department of Political Science, "The Geography of Fear."
January 20: Sridhar Tayur, Carnegie-Mellon Operations Research, "Some Contemporary Topics in Global Operations."
February 3: Dwight Read, UCLA Departments of Anthropology, Statistics, and the UCLA Human Complex System Program), "From Experiential-Based to Relational-Based Forms of Social Organization: A Major Transition in the Evolution of Homo sapiens." Cosponsored by the UCLA Human Complex Systems Program and the UCLA Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture.
February 17: Bran Ferren, Co-Chairman & CCO, Applied Minds, Glendale, "The Art and Science of the Imagination and How to Organize for Innovation."
March 2: Sheldon Smith, Associate Professor of Philosophy, UCLA, "The Miracle of Applied Mathematics: A Case Study in Mathematical Development Involving the Fractional Derivative."
April 13: Aimee Drolet Rossi, UCLA Anderson School of Management, "Aging Consumers: Lessons in Moderation."
April 27: Brian D. Taylor, Professor of Urban Planning, Director, Ralph & Goldy Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, "Nature and/or Nurture? Analyzing the Determinants of Public Transit Use Across U.S. Urbanized Areas."
May 11: Matthew E. Kahn, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, UCLA, "Adaptation to Climate Change."
May 18: THE MARSCHAK MEMORIAL LECTURE: Robert H. Frank, Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics, Cornell University, "The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good - A View from Behavioral Economics."
June 1: Judea Pearl, Professor of Computer Science, UCLA, "External Validity"