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Engagement & Estrangement

  • The Science Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY (Rm 4102) 365 5th Ave. New York, NY 10016 USA (map)

Network dynamics in society, culture, and politics: Engagement and Estrangement

This symposium, the second in a series of three this semester, focuses on the evolution of collective intelligence and cooperation in human society. We will examine how behavior spreads in social networks, how network stability can be maintained, and about how cooperation may evolve.
Friday 1 March 2019

9:30am: Coffee & Bagels

10am: How behavior spreads
Damon Centola, University of Pennsylvania

11:30am: Network influencers: Understanding information flow and stability in networks
Hernan Makse, CCNY and The Graduate Center, CUNY

1pm: Lunch

2pm: The evolution of cooperation in social systems
David Melamed, Ohio State University

3:30pm: Coffee

4pm: Crowd wisdom enhanced by costly signaling in a virtual rating system
Ofer Tchernichovski, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY

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Download the event PDF here.

Sponsored by the Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences, and by the CUNY doctoral programs in Physics and Biology. For more information please visit