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Interdisciplinary Social Sciences


Dec 04 2018


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Building Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

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Building Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Ed Balleisen with Tom Nechyba

Join us for a conversation with Thomas Nechyba, professor of Economics and Public Policy and director of the Duke Social Science Research Institute. Ed Balleisen, historian and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, will interview Dr. Nechyba. The conversation will focus on Nechyba’s role in building interdisciplinary intellectual communities at Duke, through such key developments as the move of SSRI to Gross Hall, the invention of Bass Connections, and the creation of a Master program in Interdisciplinary Data Science (MIDS).

Light lunch served. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, the Social Science Research Institute, and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.


Thomas Nechyba

Duke University

Thomas Nechyba is Professor of Economics and Public Policy, and director of the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University. In addition to his extensive research on public finance and fiscal federalism, his studies have focused on the economics behind primary and secondary education. His investigations into these issues have…...

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Edward J. Balleisen

Duke University

Edward J. Balleisen is Duke's Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, as well as Professor of History and Public Policy. Balleisen has written widely on the historical intersections among law, business, and policy in the United States, as well as the evolution of American regulatory institutions and contemporary debates on regulatory…...

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