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Cline Center for Democracy – Data and the Human Condition
February 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
“The Cline Center has an unmatched collection of data, information and documents and together with a highly refined research methodology it adds a level of scholarship to the work of Baker & McKenzie and the Public International Law and Policy Group simply not obtainable anywhere else in the world, “ said Baker & McKenzie of the Cline Center for Democracy.
The Cline Center for Democracy, out of the University of Illinois, has a mission of transforming information into knowledge that advances human flourishing. Because understanding complex social problems requires drawing from diverse methods, theories, and perspectives, they value team-based interdisciplinary research that brings data scientists into conversation with social scientists and digital humanists.
To that end, they are developing next-generation data, tools, and methods for the social sciences and digital humanities, applying high-tech solutions to long-term problems addressed by scholars in the social sciences and humanities, and creating new methodological approaches for analyzing news texts at extreme scales in valid ways. They particularly value innovation that blends methods expertise from the humanities and social sciences with methods expertise from the data sciences. Truly the intersection of data and democracy.
Come here Dan Shalmon from the Center tell us about the unique data that they collect and use in order to study and advance democracy.