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NATE SILVER: Baseball and Politics are Data Driven. The Holt Lecture.

September 20, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nate Silver has become today’s leading statistician through his innovative analyses of political polling. He first gained national attention during the 2008 presidential election, when he correctly predicted the results of the primaries and the presidential winner in 49 states. Nate runs the award-winning political website FiveThirtyEight.com and his book, The Signal and The Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail — But Some Don’t, is a tour of modern prediction science, uncovering a surprising connection among humility, uncertainty and good results.


Silver recently joined ESPN in a multifaceted role that will include coverage of sports, economics, culture, science and technology on ESPN’s website.  FiveThirtyEight.com will continue to provide data-driven coverage of politics, including forecasts of the 2014 and 2016 elections.


The Dennis F. and Brooks Holt Distinguished Lecture, is a speaker’s series established by longtime Price School board of councilor’s member Dennis Holt (founding chairman and CEO of U.S. International Media) and his wife, Brooks.  The Holt programs support prominent practitioners, influential policy makers, and visiting scholars, who come to USC to give lectures, meet with students, faculty members, and the public to discuss issues and research in communication and public policy.


A book signing will follow Nate Silver’s talk.  Copies of The Signal and The Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail — But Some Don’t will be available for purchase.


FAQs


What are my transportation/parking options?


USC’s University Park campus is just minutes from downtown Los Angeles and is easily accessible by major freeways, and via the Metro Expo line (with stops at Expo/Vermont station, Expo Park/USC station, and Jefferson/USC station.)  

Parking on campus is currently $10. 


From the 110 Harbor Freeway North:


Take Freeway to Exposition and 37th St. Exit Proceed straight through the first light after the exit, and take a left at the next light, going back under the freeway on Exposition. Proceed straight through the next few lights, campus will be on the right, and take a right on Vermont. Take a Right at 36th Street and enter campus through the Vermont and 36th St. Gate. Inform the attendant you are trying to reach Bovard Auditorium, and you will park in the Vermont Avenue Parking Plaza (PSA).


From 110 Harbor Freeway South:


Take Freeway to Exposition Exit. Take a right onto Exposition at the first light after you exit. Proceed straight through the next few lights, campus will be on the right, and take a right on Vermont. Take a right at 36th Place and enter campus through the Vermont and 36th Place Gate. Inform the attendant you are trying to reach Bovard Auditorium, and you will park in the Vermont Avenue Parking Plaza (PSA).


From 10 Santa Monica Freeway East:


Take Vermont exit. Turn right at the light onto Vermont, and go south on Vermont. Proceed approximately 15 blocks to where the Campus is on the left, and turn left at 36th Street into the Vermont and 36th Street Entrance. Inform the attendant you are trying to reach Bovard Auditorium, and you will park in the Vermont Avenue Parking Plaza (PSA).


From 10 Santa Monica Freeway West:


Take Vermont Exit Turn left at the light onto Vermont, back under the freeway. Proceed approximately 15 blocks to where the Campus is on the left, and turn left at 36th Street into the Vermont and 36th Street Entrance. Inform the attendant you are trying to reach Bovard Auditorium, and you will park in the Vermont Avenue Parking Plaza (PSA).




Is my registration/ticket transferrable?


Tickets to this event are NON-TRANSFERRABLE




Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


YES! Please PRINT and bring your ticket with you.


 

Details

Date:
September 20, 2013
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nate-silver-baseball-and-politics-are-data-driven-the-holt-lecture-tickets-6363835403

Organizer

USC Bedrosian Center on Governance
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/usc-bedrosian-center-on-governance-3739143057

Venue

Bovard Auditorium, University of Southern California
3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Los Angeles, CA 90089 US
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