Program of Events

The conference took place on three consecutive Fridays, showcasing world-class research by social scientists across UC Davis and by top researchers from across the country.

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Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today,
DAY 1: Perception is Reality

Friday, April 24, 2015

How Perception is Shaped
Moderator: Kimberlee Shauman, UC Davis, Sociology

How Perception Shapes Reality
Moderator: Bo Feng, UC Davis, Communication

Keynote session

How Perception Shapes Taste
Moderator: Patrick Farrell, UC Davis, Linguistics

DAY 2: Society Counts

Friday, May 1, 2015

Big Data: Measuring Us
Moderator: Brad Jones, UC Davis, Political Science

Technology: Changing Us
Moderator: Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor, UC Davis, History 

Social Sciences: Researching Us
A roundtable discussion on the impact of technology on social sciences disciplines and research
Moderator: Joe Dumit, Director of ISS

Keynote session
Introduction: John Scott, Chair, Political Science

DAY 3: Social Networks in Decision Making

Friday, May 8, 2015

A Philosophical Problem: From David Lewis to Signaling Networks
Moderator: Aldo Antonelli, UC Davis, Philosophy

Primate Origins of Human Decisions
Moderator: Margaret Crofoot, UC Davis, Anthropology 

Networking the Disciplines 
Moderator: A. Colin Cameron, UC Davis, Economics

Keynote session

Conference Wrap up Q&A 
Moderated by 
George Barnett, Chair of Communication, UC Davis