Election Discussion

When: 08/09/2018, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Watermill Center’s Summer Lecture Series offers “How to Improve Presidential Elections,” Eric Maskin and Claude Grunitzky in conversation.

Eric Maskin is Professor of Economics and Mathematics at Harvard. He has made contributions to game theory, contract theory, social choice theory, political economy, and other areas of economics. He received his A.B. and Ph.D from Harvard and was a postdoctoral fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge University. He was a faculty member at MIT from 1977-1984, Harvard from 1985- 2000, and the Institute for Advanced Study from 2000-2011. Maskin rejoined the Harvard faculty in 2012. In 2007, he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics (with L. Hurwicz and R. Myerson) for laying the foundations of mechanism design theory.

Claude Grunitzky is the President and a member of the Board of Trustees at the Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation, which oversees The Watermill Cente. He is also the founder of TRACE and TRUE Africa, a media tech platform championing young African voices all over the world. In 2017, TRUE Africa was funded by Google’s Digital News Initiative. A graduate of London University and MIT where he was also a Sloan Fellow, Grunitzky is on the Board of Trustees at MASS MoCA and Humanity in Action.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-lecture-series-with-robert-ohara-tickets-47441094591.

Founded in 1992 by avant-garde visionary and theater director Robert Wilson, The Watermill Center is an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities located on Long Island’s East End.