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Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity March Monthly Seminar

Please join the Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity (JHGCCO) March seminar, featuring Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam, the founder and president of the New England Complex Systems Institute:

Title: Complex Systems science:  Solving Complex Problems in a Complex World

Time:  Tuesday, March 19, 12:15pm -1:15pm

Place:  615 N. Wolfe St. Room W2008, JHBSPH

Speaker:  Yaneer Bar-Yam, PhD

Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam is the founder and president of the New England Complex Systems Institute. He received his SB and PhD in physics from MIT in 1978 and 1984 respectively. His work explores the origins and impacts of market crashes, ethnic violence, military conflict and pandemics, analyzes social networks, as well as the bases of creativity, panics, evolution and altruism. His work on the causes of the global food crisis was cited as among the top 10 scientific discoveries of 2011 by Wired magazine. Dr. Bar-Yam has advised governments, NGOs, and corporations on using principles and insights from complex systems science to solve seemingly intractable problems. He is the author of two books: his textbook Dynamics of Complex Systems, which he has taught to over 2,000 graduate students, professionals and executives, and Making Things Work, which describes the use of complex systems science for solving problems in healthcare, education, systems engineering, international development, and ethnic conflict.

Dr. Bar-Yam is chairman of the International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS), managing editor of Springer book series on complexity, and author of over 180 research papers in professional journals, including Science, Nature, PNAS, American Naturalist, and Physical Review Letters.  His work has been described in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Die Zeit, Le Monde, Time, The Atlantic Monthly, Scientific American, Wired, Fast Company, Forbes, Slate, Mother Jones, and Vice, among others. He has appeared on ABC News, Canada’s CTV, RT, BBC Radio, NPR Radio, and other national media outlets.

Yaneer Bar-Yam

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