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Annual Meeting and Dinner 2017

posted Feb 28, 2017, 12:58 PM by Ellen Kemp   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 12:58 PM ]
You and your guests are invited to our Annual Meeting and Dinner.

Can Math Help Save Democracy? Gerrymandering, Statistics, and the Supreme Court

Monday, May 15, 2017

6:00 to 6:30 p.m. - annual meeting, for members; documents to be voted upon will be sent out soon
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - dinner and guest speaker

Samuel S.-H. Wang, PhD
Guest Speaker:
Sam Wang is professor at Princeton University in the Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Molecular Biology. His laboratory research concerns how the brain learns during development and adulthood, and he has a particular interest in the origins of autism. He is also known as the founder of the Princeton Election Consortium, where starting in 2004, he pioneered the analysis of state polls to track Presidential races. He writes about politics and neuroscience for the New York Times, the American Prospect, The New Republic, and the Washington Post. In 2016, he won a prize in Common Cause's annual contest to identify a rigorous standard for identifying partisan gerrymandering.

PHOTO CREDIT: LAURA STRAUS

Salt Creek Grille, Princeton Forrestal Village (Route 1 south, near the Westin hotel).  Parking is conveniently located near the restaurant.

Cost: $40 per person, with cash bar

Please make your check payable to:
The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area
and mail check to
LWV of the Princeton Area
PO Box 253
Kingston, NJ 08528