Announcements Archive (CCCSN)

Spring 2007

2/26/2007 - Video -
PNG/CCCSN/Dubai Initiative Seminar
"Democracy 2.0: A History of Innovation in Communication Technologies and Democratic Participation"

William Dutton, Director, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
T-Nye A, 5th Floor Taubman Bldg, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. [Video]

3/5/2007 - PDF -
"Bayesian Models of Social Networks and Text with Application to Political, Legal and Bibliometric Data"
Andrew McCallum, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
T-Nye A, 5th Floor Taubman Bldg,
11:40 - 1:00 p.m.

3/12/2007 - PDF - Video -

"Microbias and Macroperformance"
Daniel Diermeier, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
[PDF] [PDF] [Video]

3/30/2007 - Video -
PNG Keynote Address

Launching the International Working Group on Online Consultation and Public Policy Making"
Peter M. Shane, Ohio State University and Stephen Coleman, University of Leeds
Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. [Video 1] [Video 2]

4/2/2007 - Video -
Republican Deliberation: A Field Experiment Pairing Members of Congress & Their Constituents"
Michael Neblo, Ohio State University; Kevin Esterling, UC Riverside; David Lazer, Harvard University
Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
[Video1] [Video 2]

"Spying on Politicians in Plain Sight"
A talk with Program on Networked Governance Visiting Research Fellows Stephen Purpura and Purpura and and Dustin Hillard will be speaking
Wednesday, April 4, 2007, 4:10 - 6:00 p.m.
Starr Auditorium, 2nd Floor Belfer Bldg, KSG

4/5/2007 - PPT -

Taking Person, Place, and Time Seriously in Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Diffusion Research"
Devon D. Brewer, University of Washington & Interdisciplinary Scientific Research
Room N262, IQSS 1737 Cambridge Street
, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. [PPT]

4/16/2007 - Video -
PNG/CCCSN/Dubai Initiative Seminar

"Dead end! European Union Proposals to Regulate Ecommerce. And a Solution!"
Johannes W. Pichler Professor, University of Graz Law School
Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. [Video 1] [Video 2]


"Social Capital and Generalized Reciprocity"
Wayne E. Baker, School of Business, University of Michigan
Room S050, IQSS, 1730 Cambridge Street, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

5/7/2007 - Video - PPT -
PNG/CCCSN/Dubai Initiative Seminar

"Life in the Network: The Coming Era of Computational Social Science"
David Lazer, Harvard University
Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Bldg, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. [Video 1] [Video 2] [PPT]

"Using the Internet to Create a New Labor Movement: U.S., U.K., and Harvard experiences"
Richard B. Freeman, Harvard University
Swiss Consulate, 420 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Fall 2006

09/21/2006 - PDF - Discuss "Mapping Science " on our Blog
Workshop + Seminar + Blog
"the Network Workbench"
Workshop 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (PDF)
Room S450, IQSS 1737 Cambridge Street

"Mapping Science: Opportunities and Challenges"
Katy Borner, Indiana University
Seminar 12:10 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.
Room N354, 1737 Cambridge Street

PNG/CCCSN/Dubai Initiative
"Is Social Network Theory Evolutionary?"
Peter Monge, University of Southern California
Fainsod Room, Noon - 1:30 p.m.

10/26/2006 - PDF -
"What Drives News Media Slant? Evidence from U.S. Daily Newspapers"
Jesse Shapiro, University of Chicago and NBER
Malkin Penthouse, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

10/30/2006 - PDF -
"Why Knowledge Does Not Equal Power: The Network Redundancy Trade-Off"
Ezra W. Zuckerman,
MIT Sloan School of Management
Taubman A, 5th Floor Taubman Bldg,
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

11/06/2006 - PDF -
"Hard Power, Soft Power, and Leadership"
Joseph Nye,
Kennedy School of Government
Taubman BC, 5th Floor Taubman Bldg, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

11/13/2006 - PDF - Video
PNG/CCCSN/Dubai Initiative Seminar
"Citizens Deliberating Online: Theory and Some Evidence" [Video]
Vincent Price
, University of Pennsylvania
Taubman A, 5th Floor Taubman Bldg, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

"New Laws for New Wars? Universal Patterns in Modern Insurgency, Terrorism and Violent Crime"
Neil Johnson
, Lincoln College, University of Oxford
Swiss Consulate, 420 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Spring 2006

PNG/CCCSN Seminar:
"Unknowability: Implications of Darwinian Preadaptions for Economic Growth and Policy"
Stuart Kauffman, The University of Calgary and Santa Fe Institute
1737 Cambridge Street, Room N401, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

03/06/2006 - PDF - Discuss "Dark Networks" on our Blog
PNG/CCCSN Seminar:
"Dark Networks as a Governance Problem"
Brinton Milward, University of Arizona
Bell Hall, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

04/10/2006 - PDF - PPT - Podcast - Discuss "Clusters and Bridges" on our blog
PNG/CCCSN Seminar:
"Clusters and Bridges in Networks of Entrepreneurs"
James Rauch, UCSD
1737 Cambridge Street, Room N401, Noon – 1:30 p.m. PPT > Fig1, Fig2, Fig 3 - Podcast Mp3

04/17/2006 - PDF - Podcast - Discuss "States, Private Actors, eCommerce Regulation" on our blog
Governance of Information/PNG Seminar
"Governing Information Flows: States, Private Actors & the Regulation of E-Commerce", Henry Farrell, George Washington University. Podcast - Ext: Crooked Timber Blog
Fainsod Room, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Fall 2005

11/14/2005 - Video - Podcast (Mp3) - PDF
PNG/CCCSN Seminar:
"The Challenges of Networked Governance"
David Lazer, Harvard University
Bell Hall, Noon – 1:30 p.m. - Video (WMV 320x240) - Podcast (Mp3)

11/28/2005 - Podcast (Mp3) - PDF
PNG/CCCSN Seminar:
"Measuring Trust in Social Networks through a Microfinance Field Experiment"
Markus Mobius, Harvard University
Bell Hall, Noon – 1:30 p.m. - Podcast (Mp3)

12/12/2005 - PDF
PNG/CCCSN Seminar:
"The Evolution and Integration of Social and Financial Networks with Applications"
Anna Nagurney, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Radcliffe Institute Fellow, Harvard University
Bell Hall, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Spring 2005

04/13/2005 - Video stream
"A Model of Language Acquisition and Evolution"
John Holland, University of Michigan

Spring 2004

February 19, 12:00-1:30: CBRSS, co-sponsored with NCDG
Bernardo Huberman, Hewlett Packard: Information dynamics in the networked world.

Feb 23, 12:00-1:30: Taubman Dining Room (5th floor)
co-sponsored with the Wiener Inequality & Social Policy Seminar
Robert Putnam, Harvard University: Diversity, Inequality, and Community: Mid-term Report on a Continuing Project.

March 15, 12:00-1:30: Bell Hall, co-sponsored with NCDG
Mark Newman, University of Michigan: Clustering and community structure in networks.

March 22, 12:00-1:30: Bell Hall
Joel Podolny, Harvard University,
Title: Markets, Measures, and Meaning
-> download [ppt], [paper]

April 19, 12:00-1:30: Bell Hall
Tiziana Casciaro, Harvard University: Interpersonal affect in instrumental work networks: rationality, emotion and performance.

May 3, 2:00-3:30: CBRSS [NOTE SPECIAL TIME]
Brian Uzzi, Northwestern University: Big networks and imagination: artistic and financial success in the broadway musical industry.

May 17, 12:00-1:30: Taubman C (KSG)
Tanya Rosenblat, Wesleyan University, Visiting Professor CBRSS: The Formation of Social Capital.

Fall 2003

August 2003
Holly Arrow: Structure and Energy Flows in Groups: A Complex Systems Perspective, Department of Psychology & Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences, University of Oregon.

September 12
Daniel Brass: Social Networks in Organizations: Antecedents and Consequences, University of Kentucky,
Location: Cotting Lounge, HBS (in the Cotting building on the HBS campus, right by Morgan Hall). For a campus map, Co-sponsored with the HBS Organizational Behavior Seminar Series.

September 15
Paul DiMaggio: Inequality On-Line: Has the Digital Revolution Reduced Inequality or Exacerbated It?, Princeton University, Co-sponsored with the Inequality and Social Policy Seminar.
Location: Taubman AB, fifth floor, KSG

October 20
Robert Axtell: Self-Governance: Agent Modeling of Endogenous, Emergent Institutions, Brookings Institution
Location: CBRSS

November 17
William Stevenson: Social Interaction, Social Structure, and Influence on the Board of Directors, Boston College
Location: Bell Hall, fifth floor Belfer, KSG

December 8
Bernardo Huberman: Information Dynamics in the Networked World, Hewlett Packard
Location: CBRSS

Spring 2003

February 10, 12:00, Faculty Dining Room, KSG
Professor Frans Stokman, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, "Exchange Networks With Externalities".

February 24, 12:00, Faculty Dining Room, KSG
Roberto M. Fernandez, MIT, "Gendering the Job: Queues, Networks and Screening," authors Roberto M. Fernandez and Lourdes Sosa, both MIT Sloan School of Management.

March 3, 12:00, Bell Hall, KSG
Professor Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, University of Notre Dame, "The Architecture of Complex Networks".

March 13, 11:30 a.m., Fainsod Room, KSG
Laurence Prusak, former director of the Knowledge Management Institution, IBM and co-author of Knowledge Management, Title TBA.

April 7, 12:00, CBRSS
Professor Leigh Tesfatsion, Iowa State University, Evolution of Worker-Employer Networks and Behaviors Under Alternative Non-Employment Benefits: An Agent-Based Computational Study"

April 28, 12:00, Fainsod Room, KSG, TBD

FALL 2002

September 19, 11:30am, Bell Hall
Professor Barry Wellman, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, "Netting Together: Has There Been a Turn Towards Networked Individualism", (Slide Show vol.1) (Slide Show Vol. 2)
( co-sponsored with NCDG).

September 19, 2:00-4:00pm, Bell Hall
Professor Barry Wellman, workshop on research methods (PowerPoint Slides).

September 30, 12:00-1:30: CBRSS
Scott Page, University of Michigan, "Games Theory and the Emergence of Culture (& implications for institutional path dependence)".

October 7, 12:00-1:30: CBRSS
David Krackhardt, Carnegie Mellon, "Understanding Organizational Dynamics through a PCANS Lens".

October 28, 12:00-1:30: CBRSS
Candace Jones, Boston College, "Signaling Differentiation or Legitimacy?: How Architects Socially Construct their Reputations for Expertise". Power Point Slides

November 4, 12:00-1:30: CBRSS
Noshir Contractor, University of Illinois, "The Coevolution of Knowledge Networks and 21st Century Organizational Forms". Power Point Slides Chapter 2 Chapter 10 (password "nosh").
( co-sponsored with NCDG).

November 18, 12:00-1:30: Bell Hall, Kennedy School of Government
Harrison White, Columbia University, Manipulation versus Niches within Market Networks?

December 2, 12:00-1:30: CBRSS
David Sallach, University of Chicago, "Social Complexities and Situated Emergence".
PowerPoint slides are available from Dr. Sallach: please e-mail requests to

December 9, 12:00-1:30: CBRSS
Ann Mische, Rutgers University, "Interpreting Complexity: Institutional Intersections and the Cultural Construction of Careers"

Spring 2002

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