Melbourne - Bringing Birmingham to You: Game Theory

Alumni, International
Tuesday 8th May 2018 (18:00-20:00)
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*NEW DATE* Please note that this event (previously scheduled for 14 March) will now be held on Tuesday 8 May.

Join us for an Australian edition of our new 'Bringing Birmingham to You' events series. Join Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) Professor Robin Mason, for a short, informal talk on his area of expertise – Game Theory. Robin will discuss the game theory of international negotiations: will Brexit and NAFTA end up as win-win or all lose? The session will be led in an easy to understand style with lots of audience interaction and games. No prior knowledge of the subject matter is necessary. All attendees are welcome to ask Robin questions as he goes along, and your first drink is on us!

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 threatening to withdraw from the trade arrangement.

The event will be held at The Crafty Squire, 127 Russell St, Melbourne.

'Bringing Birmingham to You' is a new events series from the Alumni Office, bringing Birmingham academics to our global alumni community.  Academics will discuss and share their latest research and findings in the informal atmosphere outside of the usual lecture theatres, giving our alumni community a chance to meet some of the people helping lead the way in science and arts.’