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November 2021

Designing AI for Racial Equity: Translating Ethics into Practice

November 1, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

S. Craig Watkins (MLK Visiting Professor - MIT)

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Please join us on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 4:00pm for the Distinguished Speaker Seminar with S. Craig Watkins (MLK Visiting Professor).

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September 2021

Designing Equitable Algorithms for Criminal Justice and Beyond

September 14, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sharad Goel (Harvard University)

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Please join us on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 4:00pm for the Distinguished Speaker Seminar with Sharad Goel (Harvard University).

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May 2021

Apart but Connected: Online Tutoring and Student Outcomes during the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 11, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University)

Online

Please join us on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 3:00pm for the Distinguished Speaker Seminar with Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University).

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April 2021

How Can Governments Facilitate the Integration of Newcomers? Building an Evidence and Innovation Agenda for Migration Research

April 6, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Jens Hainmueller (Stanford University)

Online

Jens Hainmueller

Please join us on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 3:00pm for the Distinguished Speaker Seminar with Jens Hainmueller (Stanford University).

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March 2021

Thinking Outside Disciplinary Boundaries: Applying Behavioral Insights to the Design of Public Policy

March 2, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Brigitte Madrian (Brigham Young University)

Online

Please join us on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 3:00pm for the Distinguished Speaker Seminar with Brigitte Madrian (Brigham Young University).

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February 2021

Understanding Cultural Persistence and Change

February 2, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Nathan Nunn (Harvard University)

Online

Please join us on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 3:00pm for the Distinguished Speaker Seminar with Nathan Nunn, Frederic E. Abbe Professor of Economics at Harvard University.

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December 2020

Mass Incarceration and the Challenge of Social Research

December 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bruce Western (Columbia University)

online

IDSS will host Prof. Bruce Western as part of the Distinguished Speaker Seminar series. Prof. Westerns research has examined the causes, scope, and consequences of the historic growth in U.S. prison populations. He is Co-Director of the Justice Lab at Columbia University.

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November 2020

An Introduction to Proximal Causal Learning

November 2, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen (University of Pennsylvania)

online

Please join us on November 2, 2020 at 4pm for the Distinguished Speaker Seminar with Eric J. Tchetgen Tchetgen, Luddy Family President’s Distinguished Professor and Professor of Statistics at the University of Pennsylvania.

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October 2020

Social Networks and the Market for News

October 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Rachel Kranton (Duke University)

online

Please join us on October 5, 2020 at 4pm for the IDSS Distinguished Speaker Seminar with Rachel Kranton, James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Economics at Duke University.

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May 2020

The Ethical Algorithm

May 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Michael Kearns (University of Pennsylvania)

online

https://youtu.be/IATv0m5U5z8 Title: The Ethical Algorithm Abstract: Many recent mainstream media articles and popular books have raised alarms over anti-social algorithmic behavior, especially regarding machine learning and artificial intelligence. The concerns include leaks of sensitive personal data by predictive models, algorithmic discrimination as a side-effect of machine learning, and inscrutable decisions made by complex models. While standard and legitimate responses to these phenomena include calls for stronger and better laws and regulations, researchers in machine learning, statistics and related areas are…

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