Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship – A Talk by Gary King

gary-kingToday, Gary King, Professor of Government at Harvard and Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, will be speaking at Russell House. King is one of the most innovative and influential social science methodologists, much of his work probing the challenges and building solutions for both quantitative and qualitative analysis. He has pioneered research using automated textual analysis, health care evaluation, voting behaviours, international conflict, and the study of human mortality, to name just some fields in which he’s applied his methods.

King will talk about “Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship,” a recent collaborative investigation into the goals, scope, and effects of censorship by the Chinese government, an excellent exposition both of the impressive scope of big data analysis and its potential relevance to contemporary social and political understanding. There will be a reception following the event.

Date: TODAY, Thursday, March 6
Time: 4:15 PM
Place: Russell House