Game Theory and the Humanities-University Lecture Series - Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Game Theory and the Humanities

Tuesday, October 15      |     4:30-5:30 pm, Doherty Hall 1212

Steven Brams, Professor of Politics at New York University and Author

Steven J. Brams is the author, co-author, or co-editor of 18 books and more than 250 articles.  His books include Theory of Moves (Cambridge, 1994) and, co-authored with Alan D. Taylor, Fair Division: From Cake-Cutting to Dispute Resolution (Cambridge, 1996) and The Win- Win Solution: Guaranteeing Fair Shares to Everybody (Norton, 1999). His newest books are Mathematics and Democracy: Designing Better Voting and Fair-Division Procedures (Princeton, 2008) and Game Theory and the Humanities: Bridging Two Worlds (MIT, 2011). He holds two patents for fair-division algorithms and is chairman of the advisory board of Fair Outcomes, Inc.

Brams has applied game theory and social-choice theory to voting and elections, bargaining and fairness, international relations, and the Bible, theology, and literature.  He is a former president of the Peace Science Society (1990-91) and of the Public Choice Society (2004-2006).  He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1986), a Guggenheim Fellow (1986-87), and was a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation (1998-99).  

Sponsored by Center for International Relations and Politics, The Humanities Scholars Program, The Quantitative Social Science Scholars Program, and the Global Studies Major.