Spotlight Series and Other Talks
Join the Northwestern Community in discussing The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver and the role of data and predictions with leading Northwestern faculty members. Each discussion will focus on a different topic.
All discussions take place from 5-6 PM at the University Main Library, New Book Nook
October 26, 2016
Join the Northwestern Community in discussing The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver and the role of data and predictions in politics with Assistant Professor Thomas Ogorzalek.
Ogorzalek is a professor in both Political Science and Urban Studies in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, a Faculty Associate in Northwestern's Institute for Policy Research, and a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Civic Engagement. As co-Director of the Chicago Democracy Project, he researches the relationship between rapid demographic change, city politics, and major shifts in American political history.
November 17, 2016
Join Economics professor Jeff Ely to discuss the predictability of the 2008 market crash, international economies, and the stock market today.
Public Health, Terrorism, and Medicine
January 12, 2017
Join us for a discussion of public health, terrorism, and medicine with regards to The Signal and the Noise (Professor Nicholas Soulakis).
How Should I Invest? What the Efficient Market Hypothesis Does and Does Not Say?
January 18, 2017
Professor Robert Korajczyk discusses how the Efficient Market Hypothesis can help guide smart investment strategy.
Weather and Climate Change
February 2, 2017
Join us for a discussion of weather and climate change-related issues with regards to The Signal and the Noise (Professor Yarrow Axford).
April 5, 2017
Join Statistics professor Tom Severini to lead a discussion on predictions in the sports world.