[Humanist] 23.722 opportunities: computing in politics and mathematics

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Mar 25 07:34:19 CET 2010


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 722.
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  [1]   From:    S Barry Cooper <pmt6sbc at maths.leeds.ac.uk>                (15)
        Subject: Funding opportunity - Foundational Questions

  [2]   From:    Hertog Global Strategy <hertogglobalstrategy at gmail.com>    (4)
        Subject: Call for Applications: The Hertog Global Strategy Initiative
                at Columbia University


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        Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 21:20:11 +0000
        From: S Barry Cooper <pmt6sbc at maths.leeds.ac.uk>
        Subject: Funding opportunity - Foundational Questions



Foundational Questions in the Mathematical Sciences

There is a grant opportunity in:

A) foundations of: mathematics, mathematical sciences, computer science;
B) artificial intelligence;
C) closely related fields.

The John Templeton Foundation accepts research proposals that directly or
indirectly address one of the following questions:

(1) What are the limits of mathematics in advancing human knowledge?
(2) What have the difficulties of AI taught us about the nature of mind and 
intelligence?

Deadline for the initial inquiry is April 15, 2010. For more information,
please visit http://tiny.cc/mJuDR or http://www.templeton.org/

Please feel free to pass the information on to others who might be
interested in the grant opportunity.


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        Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 21:11:11 +0000
        From: Hertog Global Strategy <hertogglobalstrategy at gmail.com>
        Subject: Call for Applications: The Hertog Global Strategy Initiative at Columbia University


Call for Applications: The Hertog Global Strategy Initiative

The Hertog Global Strategy Initiative http://globalstrategy.columbia.edu/  seeks talented undergraduate and graduate students for its 2010 seminar on Nuclear Proliferation and the Future of World Power. The seminar will take place over twelve weeks, from May 24 through August 13, at Columbia University. It begins with three weeks of “total immersion” training in nuclear strategy. Then there are eight weeks in which students conduct independent research and/or work in the field. Then the class reconvenes for one more week, so that students can present their research and produce a joint report. Students taking the course for credit will receive eight points, the equivalent of two semester-long courses at Columbia.

The 2010 Initiative will be taught by Matthew Connelly, Professor of History at Columbia University, and Francis Gavin, Professor of International Affairs, University of Texas. They will be assisted in the classroom by a number of experts in the field, including world-class scholars and top government officials. Confirmed speakers include Graham Allison, Richard Betts, Hans Blix, Paul Bracken, John Lewis Gaddis, Robert Gallucci, Bonnie Jenkins, Robert Jervis, Henry Kissinger, Michael Levi, Scott Sagan, Etel Solingen, James Steinberg, Stephen Van Evera, and Philip Zelikow.

For more about the program, including the application <http://globalstrategy.columbia.edu/admissions/> and financial aid<http://globalstrategy.columbia.edu/financial-aid/> information, visit http://globalstrategy.columbia.edu http://globalstrategy.columbia.edu/ . Please direct any further questions to globalstrategy at columbia.edu<mailto:globalstrategy at columbia.edu>. The application deadline is April 1.

[For a compelling connection between nuclear strategy and computing, see Paul N. Edwards' The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America. I'd think that someone interested in the nature and implications of VR would be particularly motivated to think about the subject of this seminar. --WM]



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