Chancellor's Lecture and Event Series

Chancellor's Lecture:
"The Value of Diversity in a Complex World"

Scott PageScott Page, University of Michigan, Santa Fe Institute
Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 2:00-3:00PM
UIC Forum, Meeting Rooms GH
725 West Roosevelt Road
Co-sponsor: Office of Diversity

Light Reception to Follow

Many of the challenges that we currently face: eradicating poverty, improving health care, creating robust financial systems, promoting international cooperation on economic, human rights, and climate policy among them, can best be characterized as complex. They consist of diverse, adaptive, interconnected and interdependent actors whose macro level behavior can be unpredictable and prone to large events. Professor Page will explain how if we want to harness that complexity for the greater good, we need to leverage our differences -- the various ways that we see problems and tools we use to solve them.

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