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Can Math Solve Gerrymandering

  • 20 May 2019
  • 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Chicago, IL

Fellow David Wasserman “Can Math Solve Gerrymandering?" (Guest: Moon Duchin

by University of Chicago Institute of Politics

Date And Time

Mon, May 20, 2019

3:30 PM – 4:45 PM CDT


Institute of Politics

5707 South Woodlawn Avenue

Chicago, IL 60637


It's easy to hate gerrymandering. So why is it so hard to fix? For years, political scientists and legal scholars have struggled to identify a workable standard to combat the brazen manipulation of our political boundaries. But in the 21st Century, computer scientists and mathematicians are tackling this challenge with promising new approaches that are drawing courts' attention. The breakout star at the forefront of this movement: Tufts math professor Moon Duchin, founder of the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG).

Special Guest: Moon Duchin, Tufts University

Recommended listening: 538 Politics Podcast with Moon Duchin

This seminar is part of IOP Pritzker Fellow David Wasserman's series, “Mapping Our Future: Congressional Elections & Redistricting 2021."

  • This seminar is open to students only and off the record.
  • Registration is required. However, seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis; capacity in the IOP Living Room is 45.
  • Doors will open 30 minutes before the event begins. Any unclaimed seats will be released 10 minutes before the event begins. Please arrive early to claim your seat. If you can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket order on Eventbrite so others may register.
  • This venue is physically accessible and has gender-neutral restrooms.Please contact the Institute of Politics at or 773-834-4671 with any questions or accommodation requests.
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