Big Data for Public Policy Panel

October 26, 2020 • 8:00 PM • Virtual

How has the development of "Big Data" affected public policy research? What is it like to work as a statistician/policy researcher for the ACLU or Southern Poverty Law Center? Join the Duke Statistical Science Majors Union and our four panelists in an important discussion of how they use statistics in their policy research, what types of models they use, and the impact that statistics has had on their research. Panelist: Brandon Garrett, Faculty Director of Wilson Center for Science and Justice, L. Neil Williams, Jr. Professor of Law at Duke; Frank Baumgartner, Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor of Political Science at UNC Chapel Hill; Cristina Becker, Attorney at National ACLU Capital Punishment Project, former Criminal Justice Debt Fellow at ACLU-NC; Delvin Davis, Senior Criminal Justice Policy Analyst at Southern Poverty Law Center, former Senior Research Analyst at Center for Responsible Lending. Zoom link: Link: