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."
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