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Distinguished Lecture: Nicholas Christakis

‘The Structure and Function of Human Social Networks’

Date: Wednesday 22 October 2014
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Location: Woods-Scawen, Warwick Arts Centre

The Department of Economics are delighted to host Nicholas Christakis at The University of Warwick on Wednesday 22 October 2014.

Nicholas is a world-renowned Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University. Sociologist and physician, his world leading research on social networks and social contagion tracks how a wide variety of traits – from happiness to obesity can spread from person to person. Nicholas Christakis will be presenting his research into the structure and function of Human Social Networks.

This is an event not to be missed and open to all staff, students and the general public, although space is at a premium and registration is compulsory.

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This is one event as part of a prestigious 3-day series in the UK featuring Nicholas Christakis. Other events include:

Tuesday 21 October at London School of Economics

“Do we need to shake up the social sciences?” a debate presented by The University of Warwick and London School of Economics (LSE) on. Our own Department’s Chief Strategy and Policy Officer and Co-director of the Warwick policy Lab, Siobhan Benita is chairing this debate which includes panel members, Nicholas Christakis; Amanda Goodall, Management Scientist, CASS Business School and Andrew Oswald, Economist, The University of Warwick.

Thursday 23 October at CASS Business School, City University, London

Dean’s Distinguished Lecture: ‘Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives’

Photo credit: Jordan Makarof



Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH is a social scientist and physician who conducts research on social factors that affect health, health care, and longevity.

He directs the Human Nature Lab at Yale University, and is the Co-Director of the Yale Institute for Network Science.

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