Bringing Birmingham to You: Game Theory

Singapore, The Introbar · Swissôtel The Stamford · 2 Stamford Rd · Singapore · 178882
Alumni, International, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences
Wednesday 17th May 2017 (18:00-20:00)
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Join us for the first event in our new 'Bringing Birmingham to You' event series. 

Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Robin Mason will discuss "The game theory of international negotiations: will Brexit and NAFTA end up as win-win or all lose?"

In general, game theory is a theory of social situations: how intelligent individuals interact with one another in an effort to achieve their own goals (whether those goals coincide or conflict). It started as a study of card games (poker, in particular), but became progressively more central to business, policy and political decisions. It played a key role in cold war dynamics—for example, the Cuban missile crisis in the 1960s. And it is back in the spotlight as (re)negotiations take place to determine the future of Europe, through Brexit; and trade arrangements in NAFTA, with President Trump signalling his wish to reform that trade arrangement.

All attendees are welcome to ask Robin questions as he goes along, and your first drink is on us.

'Bringing Birmingham to You' is a new events series from the Alumni Office, bringing Birmingham academics to our global alumni community.  No prior knowledge of the subject matter is necessary.  Academics will discuss and share their latest research and findings in the informal atmosphere of a local coffee house or pub, giving our global alumni community a chance to meet some of the people helping lead the way in arts and science.