Poker, Law and Diplomacy

I met Harvard Law Professor and Berkman Center founder Charles Nesson after ineptly trying to carry a fax machine on my back to his house while riding a bicycle. Predictably, I fell over, and arrived at his front door, the fax machine still intact, covered with scrapes and bike grease. His wonderful wife took me in and cleaned me up, and I subsequently learned about Professor Nesson's latest quest to use poker to teach strategic thinking in business, law and as of today, international relations. To be honest, I've never been a huge poker player, but I'm fascinated by the concept of games teaching serious life lessons. If you are in the Cambridge/Somerville area today at 12:30PM, join us for good Thai food and better conversation.


What can
POKER
teach us about
LAW AND DIPLOMACY


The Clash of Civilizations and International Trade Law Through the Lens of a Card Game

A Fletcher Roundtable with
Professor Charles R. Nesson
Weld Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Founder, Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
12:30PM, The Fletcher School, Mugar 235
Thai food will be served

Sponsored by the Fletcher International Law Society and the Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society
Contact Josh Goldstein at joshua.goldstein@tufts.edu or Sam Feldman at samuel.feldman@tufts.edu for more information


For recent articles about this new initiative...
High Stakes: A Harvard Professor Puts an Academic Face on Poker (Boston Globe 11/5/07)
http://www.boston.com/ae/games/articles/2007/11/05/high_stakes/
Poker Just a Game of Cards? Don't Bet On It (Tufts Daily, 11/8/07)
http://media.www.tuftsdaily.com/media/storage/paper856/news/2007/11/08/Features/Poker.Just.A.Game.Of.Cards.Dont.Bet.On.It-3087447.shtml

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3 Comments:

  • Sounds wonderful Joshua. Wish I could make it.

    By Anonymous Meg, at 9:02 AM  

  • love it love it love it and wish so much I could come!

    By Blogger hmb, at 9:46 AM  

  • Yes! How did it go???

    By Anonymous Suz, at 6:18 PM  

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