[act-ma] Richard Levins on Complexity - Thu. Feb 21. Harvard School of Public Health

Paul Malachi Penchalapadu paul.malachi at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 10:04:22 PST 2013

*HealthRoots Political Economy of Health Seminar Series*

p r e s e n t s

*Richard Levins*
*John Rock Professor of Population Sciences, Dept. of Global Health &
Population, *
*Harvard School of Public Health*
*on *
*How we call for interdisciplinarity but don't quite make it*

*THU. FEB 21 | 12: 30 pm*
Kresge G-1, Harvard School of Public Health
677 Huntington Ave, Boston

Why a large number of variables doesn't make a complex system?
How is chaos not chaotic?
How do narrow boundary conditions thwart the goal of understanding

Richard Levins is an ex-tropical farmer, ecologist, labor organizer,
mathematical biologist, activist, and philosopher of science. He
investigated birth defects caused by defoliants in Vietnam, pioneered in
ecology movement in Puerto Rico, organized Science for Vietnam, started the
Working Group on New and Resurgent Disease at HSPH, was active in
ecological agriculture in Cuba, is a member of the Cuban Academy of
Science. Authored Evolution in Changing Environments and with RC Lewontin,
The Dialectical Biologist and Biology Under the Influence. He currently
leads the unofficial ecology program at the HSPH. He has received awards
for teaching and mentoring at HSPH. He teaches Ecology of Health in
Development (GHP 520) in Spring 2.

Open to Public | If no Harvard ID, please email hsph.healthroots at gmail.com|
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www.richardlevins.com | www.youtube.com/richardlevins
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