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Balance and Conflict

  • The Graduate Center, CUNY (C201/202 - lower level) 365 5th Ave. New York, NY 10016 USA (map)

Network dynamics in society, culture, and politics: Balance and Conflict

Network properties exist at many different levels: molecular reactions in biological systems, the creation of new ideas through social interactions, the diffusion of information through social media, and the factors that interact to create peace or violence.  This session will explore both the similarities and differences in the structure and function of those networks at different levels: from molecules through social media, to peace. This is the final event in a series of three symposia this semester.

Friday 5 April 2019

9:30 AM Coffee & Bagels

10:00 AM Network-based Dynamic Modeling of Biological Systems: Toward Understanding and Control 
Reka Albert, Pennsylvania State University

11:30 AM Where do new ideas come from, and what do we do when we get them?
Simon DeDeo, Carnegie Mellon University 

1:00 PM Lunch

2:00 PM Tribal Networks and Diffusion of News on Social Media
Soroush Vosoughi, MIT

3:30 PM Coffee

4:00 PM Factors in Sustainable Peace: Dynamical Models and Data Science
Larry Liebovitch, Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY

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