All talks will be held in the Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 3 p.m.  RSVP

Collective Behavior in Online Social Networks, Politicians, and Cows

Speaker: Mason Porter, Professor, Mathematics, UCLA

Host: Van Savage, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA


Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 3 p.m.  RSVP

Spontaneous Collective Action: Peripheral Mobilization During the Arab Spring

Speaker: Zachary Steinert-Threlkeld, Professor, Public Policy, UCLA

Host: Edward Walker, Sociology, UCLA



Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 3 p.m.  RSVP

Nuclear Storage of Memory: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

Speaker: David L. Glanzman, Integrative Biology and Physiology and Neurobiology, UCLA

Host: Francis Steen, Communications, UCLA


Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 3 p.m.  

Fact-checking and Fake News in Election 2016

Speaker: Brendan Nyhan, Political Science, Dartmouth College

Host: Mark Peterson, Public Policy, Political Science, and Law, UCLA


Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 3 p.m.  

Analyzing Animal Calls: Segmenting Calls Into Acoustic Units and Identifying Species Groups

Speaker: Marie Roch, Computer Science, San Diego State University

Host: Dan Blumstein, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA



Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 3 p.m.  RSVP

Quantifying You

Speaker: Jon Peterson, Games Historian

Host: Eddo Stern, Design | Media Arts, UCLA


Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 3 p.m.  RSVP

A Defense of the Rights of Artificial Intelligences

Speaker: Eric Schwitzgebel, Professor of Philosophy, U.C. Riverside and Mara Garza, doctoral candidate in philosopy, U.C. Riverside

Host: Susanne Lohmann, Pollitical Science and Public Policy, UCLA


Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 3 p.m.  RSVP

The Science and Politics of How Nutrition Got it Wrong on Fat and Cholesterol

Speaker: Nina Teicholz, Investigative Journalist

Host: Aaron Blaisdell, Psychology and Brain Research Institute, UCLA


Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 3 p.m.  RSVP

The Importance of Knowing What Goes With What: Reinterpreting the Evidence on Policy Attitude Stability in the Mass Public

Speaker: Gabriel Lenz, Associate Professor of Political Science, U.C. Berkeley

Host: Susanne Lohmann, Pollitical Science and Public Policy, UCLA