San Francisco Big Questions: Can social media be used for good?

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Merchants Exchange Club

75 Leidesdorff Street

San Francisco, CA 94104

Registration is open!

Network science strives to make sense of the many webs that connect us. When it comes to social networks, we've heard the refrain: if the product is free, you are the product. But networks are also used to rank web pages, predict economic patterns, track extremist groups, and even understand complex narratives like "Game of Thrones." So, are networks mostly good, or mostly bad, or something else altogether? Join us for a conversation about the progress and pitfalls of using networks to understand and change the world we live in.    

Featuring Professor Andrew Beveridge, mathematics, statistics, and computer science and Kofi Amoo-Gottfried '01, VP of Marketing at Doordash; in conversation with President Brian Rosenberg. 

If you require ADA accommodations to make this event accessible or have questions regarding this event, please contact Hannah Mitchell at 651-696-6894 or email

Contact: Hannah Mitchell at 651-696-6894 or email


This event is for: Alumni, Faculty, Parents and Families, Staff, Students

Sponsored by: Advancement, Alumni Engagement

Listed under: Alumni Events, Featured Events, Front Page Events

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