I received a call from Nick Nash, Indira Foundation, a few minutes ago telling me about a very interesting symposium tomorrow. Division of Social Science in the University’sFaculty of Arts and Sciences along with the Indira Foundation are convening a symposium of multidisciplinary experts to identify the world’s hardest unsolved problems in the social sciences (along the lines of the 23 Hilbert Problems).
They have an impressive list of speakers and an innovative voting approach that I will write more about next week. I can’t make it tomorrow but let me know your thoughts if you attend or watch the webcast.
The symposium is open to the public, will be recorded, webcast live, and archived at http://socialscience.fas.harvard.edu/hardproblems. It will take place from 10:00 am EDT to 5:00 pm EDT, at Harvard’s Northwest Science Building (52 Oxford St, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States).