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We will be holding interest group meetings on Wednesday, January 6 from 4:30-6:30pm these can manifest in two ways:

1. You can meet with a small group to discuss a specific topic, email juniper@santafe.edu with potential topics for discussion groups and to sign up for topics
2. Or you can use this time to have an in-depth one-on-one meeting with a participant that is of interest to you (I will distribute a participant list)

Please submit interest group topics before 12:00pm Wednesday, January 6. We will post sign up sheets over lunch on the 6th.

Interest Group Meetings

Global Geopolitics

Discussion Topic: a). Global geopolitics and the variables that are having an impact on economic theory using complexity theory (special interest on China, third world developing countries, Russia, the Middle East)
b). complex systems and international relations
Meeting Area Designation:
Interested: Eric Nelson, Faye Lincoln, Matthew Felice, Jean-Frédéric, Melanie Faithful

History as a Complex Systems

Discussion Topic: History understood as a social system using complexity theory (special interest on ancient Middle Eastern history, western european history, holocaust history, today's Middle Eastern politics)
Meeting Area Designation:
Interested: Faye Lincoln, Jeffrey Cohen

Complex Systems and International Relations and Security

Discussion Topic: Applied complexity theory in international relations and security studies.
Meeting Area Designation:
Interested: Matthew Felice

ABM in Social Science

Discussion Topic: Agent-based modeling for social sciences
Meeting Area Designation:
Interested: Matthew Felice, Daniel T

Complex Systems and crime/terrorism

Discussion Topic: Complexity theory and counter-terrorism and counter-crime strategy.
Meeting Area Designation:
Interested: Matthew Felice

Complex Systems and political economy

Discussion Topic: Complexity theory for international political economy, with a focus on national energy production, consumption, and international energy trade.
Meeting Area Designation:
Interested: Harinamsimran Khalsa, Matthew Felice, Eun Lee, Emilia Szekely

Complex Systems and Cities and Urban Growth

Discussion Topic: Cities, energy production, and national competitiveness / international competition. (especially whether Dr. Geoffrey West's work in this field is being applied or is applicable to comparison of nations.)
Meeting Area Designation:
Interested: Matthew Felice, Joseph S. T. Smalley,Daniel T

Limits of computation over complex systems

Discussion Topic: The formal limits of computation over complex systems, like computational irreducibility and undecidability, and how that affects our research program as social scientists.
Meeting Area Designation:
Interested: Abigail Devereaux

Emergent Learning

Discussion Topic: Understanding the role of emerging learning as related to the theory and practice of learning; including engineering education, socio-technical systems, cognitive psychology, learning from games, digital curriculum, data analytics, blended learning, social networks and distributed cognition.
Meeting Area Designation:
Interested: Michael Richey

Complexity Economics

a) Complexity economics in business education and
b) Complexity management and organizational design.
Meeting Area Designation:
Interested: Andrey Shovkoplyas, Ken P, Eun Lee


Complexity in projects and in project management

a) Complexity in projects and in project management. I would like to meet academics studying it or similar topics (complexity in management issues) and business people working in engineering/construction companies that are interested in studying their building projects from complexity point-of-view.
b). project management (PM) and project portfolio management (PPM) in Information Systems and Software Development
Meeting Area Designation:
Interested: Elena Pessot, Roger Sweetman, Emilia Szekely


Financial sector as a complex system.

The financial sector as a complex system. Various sizes of players, interaction, dependencies, etc.
Meeting Area Designation:
Interested: Jurgen Spaanderman, George Levasser, Ken P, Jeffrey Cohen, Rajiv Sethi


Frameworks

Frameworks that describe how competitive CO's can develop collaborative processes that allow participants to generate beneficial network effects.
Meeting Area Designation:
Interested: JD


complex system and international law

Meeting Area Designation:
Interested: Jean-Frédéric


cultural systems as complex systems

a.) Cultural systems as complex systems, and how interactions with the larger society influence the dynamics within the cultural system how the heterogeneity within the cultural system lends to the complexity of the system itself. Meeting Area Designation:
Interested: Bentley Fink


Complexity science in the cognitive sciences

1/f noise and self organized criticality–these elements and their role in cognition
Meeting Area Designation:
Interested: Larry M


complex systems approach to community engagement

complex systems approach to community engagement might shift the status quo of a lack of diversity in the National Park Service (NPS). The NPS has been struggling for more than 20 years to increase the diversity of their workforce and the diversity of the visitors to the parks but the progress has been glacially slow.
Meeting Area Designation:
Interested: Elizabeth Barrie


Complex Systems in Population Health

Meeting Area Designation:
Interested: Daniel T


forecasting consumer trends

As an example, in the past decade bookstores have been closing, people buy books on Amazon, switch to ebooks etc. However, there is a very recent trend that people are moving back to buying paper books away from ebooks and that some used bookstores are flourishing. Also library usage has fluctuated, and in some cases escalated due to walk-in users who need the internet. I know this is a very specific example, but is there a way to use complexity to better understand these trends and look at the big picture? Meeting Area Designation:
Interested: Melanie Faithful


Complex systems and the social sector: applying complexity theory to philanthropic strategy

Meeting Area Designation:
Interested: Marilyn Darling, Heidi Sparkes Guber


applications for practice in designing educational/learning ecosystems

at the local community (city or county) or school district levels and/or national
Meeting Area Designation:
Interested: Jim Chesire


Bitcoin/Blockchain/Smart Contracts

Meeting Area Designation:
Interested: JD