NATE SILVER: Baseball and Politics are Data Driven

Holt Distinguished Lecture: A Morning with Nate Silver

September 20, 2013
11:00am to 12:00pm

Dennis F. and Brooks Holt Distinguished Lecture presents: NATE SILVER: Baseball and Politics are Data Driven

Hosted by the USC Price Bedrosian Center on Governance

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 awardwinning 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 will join ESPN later this year 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.

Review: Nate Silver’s insightful ‘The Signal and the Noise’

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.

10:30 a.m. – Doors open
11:00 a.m. – Nate Silver Lecture and Q&A
12:00 p.m. – Book signing