**CANCELLED**Hong Kong Harper Lecture: Understanding and Preventing Conflict in a Data-Driven Age

Featuring Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, AB’96

Cost:
HKD$156/person
HKD$78/recent graduate (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Free for UChicago graduates from the current academic year
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Chicago, Harper, Phoenix, and Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association philanthropic societies 

 

 


This event has been CANCELLED

 

 

In the wake of recent ISIS attacks around the world, it is clear that terrorism and insurgency have the capacity to shape national and international politics. Moreover, ongoing conflicts in Syria, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Colombia, and elsewhere illustrate the profound repercussions of political violence for human welfare, the stability of governments, and economic growth.

Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, AB’96, argues that the actions of rebel and insurgent organizations can be understood in terms of the same strategic logic that economists use to model and predict the behavior of corporations and other economic agents. He will describe what leading social scientists have learned about the causes of conflict, the efficacy of attempts to reduce political violence, and the challenges associated with countering violent, strategic adversaries like ISIS.

Questions?
Contact harperlectures@uchicago.edu or 773.702.7788.

Event Details


2:00 p.m. Registration and networking
2:30 p.m. Presentation and discussion
3:30 p.m. Reception

HKD$156/person
HKD$78/recent graduate (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Free for UChicago graduates from the current academic year
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Chicago, Harper, Phoenix, and Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association philanthropic societies

Parking Information

Valet parking is HKD$270.

Featured Faculty


Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, AB’96, is the Sydney Stein Professor and deputy dean for research and strategic initiatives at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. His research is focused on applications of game theoretic models to a variety of political phenomena, including terrorism, rebellion, insurgency, and other forms of political violence and accountability in elections.


 

 

Event Contact
Harper Lectures
harperlectures@uchicago.edu
773.702.7788
 
This event is hosted by the Alumni Association. Please contact harperlectures@uchicago.edu  if you have issues registering or have any questions regarding logistics of the event; i.e. where to meet, special request, parking, etc.