"The Difficulty of Ruling over a Diverse Nation" (1578) by Pieter van der Borcht the Elder. Courtesy of Public Domain Review.
New York City, NY
Applied Topical Meeting

All day

Our campus is closed to the public for this event.

Politics sit at the nexus of multiple complex systems, including: financial markets, evolving technological ecosystems, global trade networks, foreign governments, domestic belief networks, and many more. The interdependencies between these systems often limit the value of linear models of political phenomena. However, complexity science can offer new lenses for analyzing these phenomena. For example, if democracy constitutes a collective intelligence, can we identify adjacent collective intelligences - such as political betting markets - that provide more frequent data on the state of the electorate? If we can model the forces that drive polarization in an electorate, can we better understand our current political situation and thus better intuit future regulatory trends?

This day-long meeting will explore how insights from complexity science can help us to better anticipate and understand political risk.

Speakers & Panelists

Brian KlaasBrian KlaasAssociate Professor in Global Politics at University College London
Simon LevinSimon A. LevinScience Board at SFI; James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton
Keena LipsitzKeena LipsitzAssociate Professor of Political Science at Queens College, CUNY
Rajiv SethiRajiv SethiProfessor of Economics at Columbia University, and External Professor & Science Steering Committee Member at SFI
Samuel WangSamuel WangProfessor of Neuroscience at Princeton University
Vicky Chuqiao YangVicky Chuqiao YangAssistant Professor in Management of Technological Innovation and System Dynamics at MIT Sloan School of Management


Casey CoxCasey CoxDirector of the Applied Complexity Network at the Santa Fe Institute
David KrakauerDavid KrakauerPresident + William H. Miller Professor of Complex Systems at SFI
Michael MauboussinMichael MauboussinHead of Consilient Research at Counterpoint Global, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
William TracyWilliam TracyVice President for Applied Complexity, SFI

More SFI Events