Carnegie Mellon University
March 09, 2021

You’re Invited to Participate in Dietrich Deep Dives

The election of 2020 and the events surrounding it represent an historic time in American democracy. The Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to announce "Dietrich Deep Dives," a series of engaging and in-depth presentations about critical political and societal issues through the lens of the humanities, social sciences and related fields. These virtual webinars are open to Carnegie Mellon University alumni, students, faculty and staff.

Electronic Voting Machine Security 

in partnership with the School of Computer Science
4:30–5:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 30
Speaker: Michael Shamos, Distinguished Career Professor, School of Computer Science
Host: Aaditya Ramdas, assistant professor, Dietrich College and School of Computer Science

Social Media and Misinformation 

in partnership with the Center Informed Democracy and Social-cybersecurity (IDeaS)
Noon–1 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 1
Speaker: Kathleen Carley, director, IDeaS; professor, School of Computer Science and College of Engineering
Host:  Danny Oppenheimer, professor, Dietrich College

Cable News and Misinformation 

in partnership with Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy
4:30–5:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, April 20
Speaker: Mark Kamlet, University Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Dietrich College and the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy
Host: Kathy Newman, associate professor, Dietrich College

The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

Noon–1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 21
Speaker: Simon DeDeo, assistant professor, Dietrich College
Host: Gretchen Chapman, professor, Dietrich College

Voter Suppression and Voter Fraud

4:30–5:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 13
Speaker: Lisa Tetrault, associate professor, Dietrich College
Host: Kareem Haggag, assistant professor, Dietrich College