Events Archive (CCCSN & PNG)

Fall 2008

Nathan Eagle

09/15/2008 - PNG/CCCSN Seminar
"Mobile Phones in Africa: Education, Entrepreneurship, and Research"
Nathan Eagle, MIT and the Santa Fe Institute
Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Bldg, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Presentation Slides pdf

Cesar Hidalgo

10/20/2008 - PNG/CCCSN Seminar
"Economic Complexity and Growth"
Cesar Hidalgo, Harvard University
Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Bldg, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Marc Smith

10/27/2008 - PNG/CCCSN Online Event
"Online Tutorial for Excel .NetMap"
Marc Smith, Connected Action Consulting
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Download .NetMap, Video wmv

Spring 2008

02/11/2008 - PNG/CCCSN Seminar
"Evolutionary dynamics of cooperation"
Martin Nowark, Harvard University
Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Bldg, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

02/25/2008 - PNG/CCCSN Seminar
"The value of business networks: evidence from an emerging economy"
Asim Khwaja, Harvard University
Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Bldg, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

03/03/2008 - PNG Seminar
"The hive mind: experiments and models of human collective behavior"
Robert Goldstone, Indiana University
Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Bldg, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

04/09/2008 - PNG Seminar
"From the Bottom-up: Building the 21st Century CIA"
Sean Dennehy, Chief of the CIA Intellipedia Development Cell, and Don Burke, Intellipedia Doyen
Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Bldg, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

04/14/2008 - PNG Seminar
"The Power of Simmelian Ties in Organizations"
David Krackhardt, Carnegie Mellon, Heinz School
Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Bldg, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

04/28/2008 - PNG Seminar
"Sampling random networks to discover structure: models and methods"
Patrick Wolfe and Benjamin Olding, Harvard University
Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Bldg, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

05/05/2008 - PNG Seminar
"Institutional Change and Embeddedness: Caste and Gender in Financial Cooperatives in Rural India"
Guy Stuart, Harvard University
Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Bldg, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Fall 2007


Spring 2007

William Dutton, Director, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, Network Democracy 2.0: A History of Innovation in Communication Technologies and Democratic Participation
Nye conference room, 5th Floor Taubman Bldg., 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Andrew McCallum, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Bayesian Models of Social Networks and Text with Application to Political, Legal and Bibliometric Data
Nye conference room, 5th Floor Taubman Bldg., 11:40 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Daniel Diermeier, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Microbias and Macroperformance
Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Bldg., 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Peter Shane (Ohio State University) & Stephen Coleman (University of Leeds) Launching the International Working Group on Online Consultation and Public Policy Making
Location: Bell Hall (Fifth floor Belfer building, KSG), 12:00-1:30

Michael Neblo, Kevin Esterling, David Lazer Republican Deliberation: A Field Experiment Pairing Members of Congress & Their Constituents
Location: Bell Hall (Fifth floor Belfer building, KSG), 12:00-1:30

Devon D. Brewer, University of Washington Taking Person, Place, and Time Seriously in Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Diffusion Research
IQSS, 1737 Cambridge Street, Room N262, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

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

David Lazer, Harvard University
Life in the Network: The Coming Era of Computational Social Science
Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer, 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 -
PNG/CCCSN/Dubai Initiative Seminar
"Citizens Deliberating Online: Theory and Some Evidence"
Vincent Price
, University of Pennsylvania
Taubman A, 5th Floor Taubman Bldg, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Title: TBD
Neil Johnson
, Lincoln College, University of Oxford
Swiss Consulate, 420 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Spring 2006

03/06/2006 - PDF - Discuss "Dark Networks" on our Blog
PNG/CCCSN Seminar:
"Dark Networks as a Governance Problem (PDF)", 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 (PDF) ", 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.

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.

Fall 2005

11/14/2005 - Video - Podcast (Mp3) - PDF
PNG/CCCSN Seminar:
"The Challenges of Networked Governance", David Lazer, Harvard University
November 14, 2005, 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, November 28, 2005, 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
December 12, 2005, Bell Hall, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Spring 2005

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

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"

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