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For those of you who are in the Boston area, or who will be passing through
the Boston area this Fall,  I wanted to apprise you of the schedule for the
Cambridge Colloquium on Complexity and Social Networks this semester.  The
first speaker will be Cass Sunstein, speaking on "Group Judgement:
Deliberation, Statistical Means, and Information Markets" this Thursday at
noon at Bell Hall (Belfer building, Kennedy School).

Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested in joining us.
If this has been passed on to you and you wish to be added to the e-mail
list, please let me know.  The schedule and related papers and materials is
posted at



David Lazer
Associate Professor
Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

                         Complexity Seminar Series
                                 Fall 2004

September 23, Bell Hall, noon - 1.30 pm
Cass Sunstein, University of Chicago Law School
Title: Group Judgement: Deliberation, Statistical Means, and Information
co-sponsored with RPP and NCDG

October 25, CBRSS, noon – 1.30 pm
Jeff Johnson, East Carolina University
Title: Network Evolution, Emergent Role Properties, and Group Outcomes:
Cross-Cultural Research on Group Dynamics in Antarctica

November 1, 2004, Bell Hall, noon - 1.30 pm
Shioban Mahoney, Harvard Business School
Title: Managing the Boundaries of an Open Project
co-sponsored with NCDG

November 22, 2004, CBRSS, noon -1.30 pm
David Gibson, Harvard University
Title: All the News that Fits to Print: Competition and Dominance on the
_New York Times_ Front Page

December 6, 2004, Bell Hall, noon - 1.30 pm
Andrea Hollings, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Title: Strategic information sharing in computer-mediated groups.
co-sponsored with NCDG

For off campus visitors, please note that both locations are easily
available from the Harvard T stop.  The Kennedy School is located a five
minute walk down JFK Street from the T (79 JFK Street).  CBRSS is located
at 34 Kirkland St. (walk diagonally through the Yard, turn left at Quincy
St., turn right at Kirkland St.).

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