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Expert on Game Theory as Predictor of Business Success to Speak at UNH

Release Date:
10/10/2012 9:00 PM

October 9, 2012

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WEST HAVEN, CONN.  – The University of New Haven’s College of Business will host Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, the author of “The Predictioneer’s Game”  and “The Dictator’s Handbook” on Wednesday, Oct. 24.  The talk is free and open to the public.

The talk, which will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Dodds Hall Theater at the UNH main campus, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, Conn., is the first in the college’s new Business Issues and Solutions Speaker Series.

Mesquita is the Julius Silver Professor of Politics and director of the Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy at New York University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at  Stanford University.

He is also a partner in Mesquita & Roundell, a New York-based consulting firm that uses game theory models he developed. The firm assists corporations and the U.S. intelligence and policymaking community in complex negotiations involving mergers and acquisitions, litigation, regulation, and national security matters.

A two-hour documentary broadcast on the History Channel focused on his forecasting methods. Mesquita has also been featured in one of the highly popular TED talks.

A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Council on Foreign Relations, he is a former Guggenheim Fellow, the 2007 recipient of South Korea’s DMZ Peace Prize, and the recipient of many other academic honors for his teaching and research.

Mesquita received his doctorate in political science from the University of Michigan in 1971 and a doctorate from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands in 1999. Mesquita’s other recent books include “Principles of International Politics,” “The Strategy of Campaigning” and the award-wining “The Logic of Political Survival.”

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