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Social Science Innovation Series #1: Virtual Fireside Chat with Professor Peter Enns

March 10, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Have you ever had an idea for turning the knowledge gained from your research into a business or a non-profit, but wondered how to do It? Come join us for a series of conversations about how we can use social science innovation to help find solutions to the toughest challenges in society. We’ll help you explore and understand the possible paths and available Cornell structures to support your applications of innovation from academia research to improve cultural, financial, environmental, social sustainability while achieving social impact, and perhaps financial return.


This three-part Social Science Innovation Series in the spring semester of 2022 will engage in the exploration of opportunities offered in this thought-provoking field.


For the first session, we will hear from Professor Peter Enns, the Robert S. Harrison Director of the Cornell Center for Social Sciences and co-founder of Verasight, in a virtual fireside chat about the experience and the lessons learned about applying his research in real world for social and business impact.


Our host will be Alice Li, Executive Director at the Center for Technology Licensing.


Join us to learn from Cornell peer experience!  Register here.


About Professor Peter Enns

Peter K. Enns is a Professor in the Department of Government and the Brooks School of Public Policy, Robert S. Harrison Director of the Cornell Center for Social Sciences, and Executive Director of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. He is also co-founder and chief data scientist at Verasight. His research and teaching focus on public opinion and political representation, mass incarceration and the legal system, and data science.

Enns has published three books—Hijacking the Agenda: Economic Power and Political InfluenceIncarceration Nation: How the United States Became the Most Punitive Democracy in the World, and Who Gets Represented?—and dozens of academic articles and op-eds. His research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council,, Koch Foundation, National Science Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Russell Sage Foundation. In 2017, he received the Emerging Scholar Award from the Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior section of the American Political Science Association, presented to the top scholar in the field within ten years of her or his doctorate.


March 10, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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