Welcome to the Jacob Marschak Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Mathematics in the Behavioral Sciences at UCLA



Next session:

NOVEMBER 20, 2014

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Charles E. Young Research Library West Electronic Classroom (2nd Floor)

Edward Parson, UCLA Law (Environmental Law)

Climate engineering: Challenges for international governance

What is the Marschak Colloquium?

The Marschak colloquium in an interdisciplinary lecture series hosted by UCLA’s School of Social Sciences to explore the role of mathematics in the behavioral sciences.  Topics of discussion range from the Evolution and Mathematics of Crime to Strategic Morality, and Climate Change. Past speakers include James H. Fowler of UCSD, Edward Castronova of the University of Indiana and James Q. Whitman of Yale Law School. 

When and where does the Marschak Colloquium meet?

The Marschak colloquium meets on the UCLA campus. Meetings occur ever two weeks between the start of the fall term at the end of September and the end of the Summer term in May. This year sessions are taking place on Thursdays between 3:00 and 4:30pm. The locations of events may vary but will usually take place in either the Charles E. Yong Research Library 11360, or the Public Affairs Building 2343

What is the mission of the Marschak Colloquium?

The mission of the Marschak colloquium is to provide an interdisciplinary dynamic environment in which to showcase and explore the role of mathematics in the behavioral sciences. 

Who presents at the Marschak Colloquium?

Because the colloquium is an academic event most of those presenting have a background in research and teaching. However many also have backgrounds in other areas, including journalism, politics, civil service, philanthropy and business. 

Who attends the Marschak Colloquium?

The colloquium is a public event. It is attended by faculty, staff, and students of UCLA as well as members of the public. You don't have to be associated with UCLA to attend, anyone is welcome. 

Who organizes and funds the Marschak Colloquium?

The colloquium is organized by the Marschak steering committee which consists of  Susanne Lohmann, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, UCLA; Dan Blumstein, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA; Louis Gomez, Professor of Education, UCLA; and Mark Kleiman, Professor of Public Policy, UCLA. The Marschak Colloquium would not be possibe without generous support from the following: The Marschak Colloquium Steering Committee consists of Susanne Lohmann, Dan Blumstein, Louis Gomez, and Mark Kleiman. We thank our cosponsors: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and the University Librarian; the Deans of the Divisions of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Life Sciences, the David Geffen School of Medicine, the School of Public Affairs, and UCLA Law School; the Departments of Political Science, Geography, Sociology, Communication Studies, Economics, Public Policy, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Psychology; the Interdisciplinary Group in Behavioral Decision Making, the Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management Area, and the Center for Global Management in the Anderson School; the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, the International Institute, the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the Center for Health Policy Research, the Burkle Center, and the Center for American Politics and Public Policy; and Dr. Marvin L. Smotrich.


Michael D. Intriligator

We are greatly saddened to announce the death of Michael D. Intriligator who served as the director of the Jacob Marschak Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Mathematics in the Behavioral Sciences at UCLA from 1977 to 2013.

You can view his Los Angeles Times obituary here.

We will be honoring Mike's memory with the establishment of the Annual Michael D. Intriligator Memorial Lecture. Thomas Schelling, winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, has graciously agreed to serve as the inaugural speaker.