Speaker: Matto Mildenberger
Title: Exploring the Possibility Space of Ideological Change
Date: Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Category: Seminar

Matto Mildenberger, PhD Candidate at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (Yale University), summarizes recent political science and psychology literature on ideology with the broad aim of informing research on ideological change. The [...]

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Social Distance Games

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Speaker: Katherine Larson
Title: Social Distance Games
Date: Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
Category: Seminar

Professor Kate Larson, Associate Professor with the Cheriton School of Computer Science (University of Waterloo), lectures on coalitional games. These games involve players interacting together in tandem to accomplish more together than they would individually. Her work, done [...]

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Speaker: Shreyas Sundaram
Title: Diffusing Information and Reaching Agreement in Networks: Convergence and Resilience
Date: Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Category: Seminar

Professor Shreyas Sundaram of the University of Waterloo provides an overview of some recent approaches to analyzing the dynamics of information propagation in networks. He describes how tools from Markov chain [...]

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Speaker: Paul Thagard
Title: Changing Minds about Climate Change
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Category: Talk

Paul Thagard, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo, addresses how neurocomputational models of explanatory and emotional coherence can explain belief change and resistance. He discusses how feedback loops can influence minds and societies at [...]

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