Pearson Lunch and Learn

Fri., January 11, 2019 | 12:45 PM — 1:45 PM

Harris Public Policy
1307 East 60th Street
Room 0001
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Sponsored By: The Pearson Institute

Small Wars, Big Data

We are pleased to host Jake Shapiro for our January Lunch and Learn. Shapiro is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and codirects the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC). 

A revolution in the study of conflict, enabled by vast data and modern methods, yields new insights into terrorism, civil wars, and foreign interventions. Modern warfare is not about struggles over territory but over people; civilians—and the information they might choose to provide—can turn the tide at critical junctures.

Drawing on research ranging from Latin America and the Middle East to Central and Southeast Asia, Jake Shapiro will share insights from his book Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict, coauthored with Eli Berman and Joseph Felter.

Due to the sheer number of registrants, we are only able to guarantee lunch for the first 80 registered attendees to check in at arrival. 

Please RSVP by January 9th

Questions? Contact our Events Specialist, Kellee Dawkins