Big Data and Death Mini-Conference

Mini-conference will be held 8:00am to 5:00pm on November 7, 2014. All sessions will be held in the Wisconsin Idea Room (159) at the School of Education.

View the Agenda.

Please let us know if you plan to attend.

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We'll be using the hashtag "#UWBDD" on Twitter throughout the day.


The conference is organized by John Ahlquist and Jon Pevehouse. Logistical support provided by Mark Toukan.

Invited Guest Speakers

  • Jennifer Alix-Garcia, Associate Professor of Agricultural & Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Patrick Ball, Executive Director of Human Rights Data Analysis Group and American Statistical Association Fellow
  • Chad Hazlett, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Statistics at UCLA.
  • Volker Radeloff, Professor of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • Philip Schrodt, Senior Research Scientist, Parus Analytics and former professor of political science at Penn State.


This event is sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the University of Wisconsin Law School Global Legal Studies Center and Human Rights Program.