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Talk by Nassim Nicholas Taleb at Stevens – Technology, Policy, Regulation & Ethics

THE STEVENS CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND ETHICS AND THE CENTER FOR SCIENCE WRITINGS PRESENT:”ANTIFRAGILITY: Curbing the Harmful Effects of Finance, Technology, Medicine and Government.” A talk by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 6-7:30. DeBaun Auditorium.Nassim Nicholas Taleb rocked the worlds of finance and government in 2007 with his runaway bestseller The Black Swan, which The Sunday Times ranked as one of the most influential books since World War II and Harvard historian Niall Ferguson called “idiosyncratically brilliant.” A polymath and professor of risk engineering at New York University, Taleb argued that conventional economics leaves us vulnerable to random, potentially catastrophic events, or “black swans,” that cannot be foreseen based on simple extrapolations from the past. Taleb, who is credited by New York Times columnist David Brooks with having predicted our current global recession, is visiting Stevens to discuss a work-in-progress, Anti-fragility, which lays out measures that can reduce the threat of black swans in the realms of technology, medicine, law and politics as well as finance. For more information¬† see the CSW website,

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