Apr 15

Math Across the Cannon: Moon Duchin

Mon, April 15, 2024 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm (1h) • Olin 149
Math Across the Cannon - Moon Duchin

Speaker: Moon Duchin, Professor of Mathematics at Tufts University

Title: Design for Democracy

Abstract: There is a classic, beautiful theory around fairness guarantees for electoral systems. But today, there's a pressing need to contemplate a democracy reboot; this shifts the question from assessment to design, and counsels us to focus on tendencies rather than guarantees. In this talk I'll briefly explain why many math modelers have warned that American democracy is in structural trouble, and I'll overview some new research directions that bring math, CS, and economics into conversation with civil rights, geography, policy, and law.

This event is sponsored by The St. Olaf Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science; The Carleton Department of Mathematics and Statistics; the TCL Colloquium Fund; and the Michael Morrill Fund.

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Event Contact: Sue Jandro

Event Summary

Math Across the Cannon: Moon Duchin
  • Intended For: General Public, Students, Faculty, Staff, Emeriti, Alums, Prospective Students, Families
  • Categories: Lecture/Panel

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