The oceans are warming and acidifying at alarming rates, threatening the collapse of marine ecosystems. Extreme sea-level events put coastal communities at risk. Melting permafrost will lead to landslides, avalanches, rockfalls, and floods.
With the 2020 general elections looming, the nominee for the Democratic Party undetermined, and a defiant and volatile president at the helm, the impeachment inquiry is sure to heat up in the weeks ahead. At stake in this topsy-turvy political theater are our democratic institutions, which may be forever altered. Join us on November 5 for this important Matrix On Point, which features two prominent scholars: Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law, and Robert B. Reich, Carmel P. Friesen Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy.
DUE TO WEATHER AND POWER OUTAGES, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES.
Please join us on October 28, 2019 from 4-5:30 pm for an engaging discussion about They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South, by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, Associate Professor of History at UC Berkeley. In discussing her book, Jones-Rogers will engage with two eminent colleagues: Bryan Wagner, Associate Professor in the Department of English, UC Berkeley; and Leslie Salzinger, Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, UC Berkeley.
Please join us on October 24 as three distinguished scholars—Mark Bevir, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for British Studies, Akasemi Newsome, Associate Director of the Institute of European Studies, and Ian Duncan, Florence Green Bixby Chair in the English Department—will discuss important questions about Brexit, when the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union. What's next for Brexit? Will a deal be reached, and if not, what are the implications of another delay? How will Brexit transform political and economic life in the United Kingdom, Europe, and the world?
Please join us on October 3, 2019 at 4pm for a book talk featuring Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics & Political Science, UC Berkeley, whose new book, The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era, places the global resurgence of populism in a deep historical context. Professor Eichengreen will be joined by Paul Pierson, Professor of Political Science, and Brad DeLong, Professor of Economics. This talk is presented as part of Social Science Matrix's new "Authors Meet Critics" book series, which features lively discussions about recently published books by social scientists at UC Berkeley.
This panel will explore the capabilities and limitations of AI technology. The panelists will be: Morgan Ames, Assistant Adjunct Professor in the School of Information and Interim Associate Director of Research for the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society; Jacob Steinhardt, Assistant Professor in Statistics and EECS; Peter Cihon, Research Affiliate, Center for the Governance of AI, Oxford; and Michael Carl Tschantz, Senior Researcher at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI).
Please join us for an engaging panel discussion featuring four distinguished political scientists focused on the role of the economy in the 2020 elections. This event is co-sponsored by Social Science Matrix and the Jack Citrin Center for Public Opinion Research.
Presented as part of the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research, this workshop will cover the basics of the modern causal inference toolkit but explicitly from the standpoint of heterogeneous effects and complex structure (e.g. in panel, multilevel, and mixture populations) and the generalizability of inferences to new populations. We will focus on the development of identification strategies through the potential outcomes framework and DAGs for both simple models and models with complex structure.