Past Events

  • 2018 Oct 25

    Program on Political Economy Seminar

    4:30pm to 5:45pm

    Location: 

    Littauer Center, 1805 Cambridge St, Hansen-Mason Room (3rd floor lounge)

    This week's presenter: Nathan Nunn, Harvard University, presents "Understanding Cultural Persistence and Change." 

    From abstract: "We examine a determinant of cultural persistence that has emerged from a class of models in evolutionary anthropology: the similarity of the environment across generations. Within these models, when the environment is more similar across generations, the traits that have evolved up to the previous generation are more likely to be optimal for the current generation. In equilibrium, a greater value is placed on tradition and...

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  • 2018 Oct 23

    Tech Science Seminar

    3:00pm to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS Knafel K354

    This week: Giridhari Venkatadri (Northeastern Univ) presents "Privacy Implications of PII-Based Targeted Advertising"

    "Online social networks have leveraged their detailed user databases to build powerful targeted advertising platforms. These platforms allow increasingly fine-grained targeting of users, driven by the value of such targeting to advertisers. Indeed, as a natural consequence of this, most major advertising platforms now allow advertisers to specify exactly which users they want to target by specifying their PII (e.g., Facebook's Custom Audiences...

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  • 2018 Oct 19

    Data Science Services (DSS) Office Hours

    Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Sep 06 2019 except Fri Nov 27 2015, Fri Dec 25 2015, Fri Jan 01 2016, Fri Nov 11 2016, Fri Nov 25 2016, Fri Dec 23 2016, Fri Dec 30 2016, Fri Nov 10 2017, Fri Nov 24 2017, Fri Dec 22 2017, Fri Dec 29 2017, Fri Nov 23 2018.
    1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS Knafel K332

    If you have questions about your publication research, how to do your analysis, or how come your code isn't working properly, you can stop by and talk to our Research Consultants for free, every Friday from 1pm-4pm in CGIS K332!

    http://dss.iq.harvard.edu/

  • 2018 Oct 19

    R Data Wrangling

    9:30am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    K018, CGIS Knafel building, concourse level
    This workshop will to prepare you for dealing with messy data by walking you through real-life example. Visit http://bit.ly/iqss-rdata for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey). Read more about R Data Wrangling
  • 2018 Oct 18

    Program on Political Economy Seminar

    4:30pm to 5:45pm

    Location: 

    Littauer Center, 1805 Cambridge St, Hansen-Mason Room (3rd floor lounge)
    This week's presenter: Rohini Pande, Harvard Kennedy School

    All interested faculty and students are invited to attend. Co-sponsored by FAS and IQSS, the Program on Political Economy (PE) supports research-related activities that integrate the study of economics and politics, whether by studying economic behavior in the political process or political behavior in the marketplace. In general, positive political economy is concerned with showing how observed differences among institutions affect political and economic outcomes in various social, economic, and political systems and... Read more about Program on Political Economy Seminar
  • 2018 Oct 16

    Tech Science Seminars -- Defending Digital Democracy

    3:00pm to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS Knafel K354, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge

    The Defending Digital Democracy (D3P) Project aims to identify and recommend strategies, tools, and technology to protect democratic processes and systems from cyber and information attacks. By creating a unique and bipartisan team comprised of top-notch political operatives and leaders in the cyber and national security world, D3P intends to offer concrete solutions to an urgent problem. Foreign nations and non-state actors are not backing down in their efforts to hack, alter the outcome and undermine confidence in our elections. The Defending Digital Democracy Project will help...

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