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Game Theory at Next Clarkson University Science Cafe Wednesday

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Game theory will be discussed by Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Economic & Financial Studies Luciana Echazu at the next Science Cafe at Jack & Wezzie’s Coffee House in Potsdam this Wednesday, February 24, at 7:30 p.m.Game Theory at Next Clarkson University Science Cafe Wednesday

In describing her presentation, Echazu says, "How can a politician run a campaign to win an election? Is the threat of nuclear war actually good for peace? How can we make our kids eat their veggies? These are some of the issues in life that require strategic thinking.

"Game theory involves the analysis of conflicts, cooperation and communication, and can be described as the science that studies the art of strategic thinking. By educating ourselves in the art of strategic thinking, we can learn to become more astute managers, negotiators, athletes, politicians, economists and even parents."

Echazu will lead this exploration into basic concepts of game theory using several illustrations from political situations, personal experiences, movies and sports.

Science Cafes bring together engineers, scientists and townspeople in a relaxed, informal setting, such as coffeehouses and pubs. The speaker makes a short presentation about a topic in his or her field, and then opens up the floor to discussion.

Be sure to arrive early to get a good seat, or to place your food or drink order.

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E-mail Daniel ben-Avraham at with any questions or suggestions for future Science Cafe topics.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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