Economist to Discuss Diversity in Talk at UIC Feb. 21
“The Value of Diversity in a Complex World” The University of Illinois at Chicago presents a talk by Scott E. Page, the Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science and Economics at the University of Michigan and 2011 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
725 W. Roosevelt Road
Many of society’s challenges — 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. 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 the tools we use to solve them.
The talk is part of the second annual lecture and event series presented by UIC Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares, and co-sponsored by the UIC Office of Diversity.