Past Workshop Clients
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Key Corporate/NonAcademic Keynotes & Workshops: Microsoft, Google (3x), Siemens, Amazon.com, Gen Re (2x), Cologne Re, Swiss Re, Credit Suisse (3x), Morgan Stanley (4x), Commerzbank, Richemond Group, Genentech, Citicorp, Bank of America (3x), McKinsey (5x), Deloitte (3x), Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays (3x), Corning, HSBC, ING (3x), Robeco, ABN Amro, Troika (3x), European Parliament, UBS, International Monetary Fund (3x), Tata, Ambrosetti, Assicurazioni Generali (3x), Swed Bank, World Bank (2x), National Bank of Kuwait, J.P. Morgan, Security and Exchange Commission (2x), IBM, BNP-Paribas (2x), Bunge, Harbinger, Singapore Govt (2x), Society of Actuaries, Nomura, Investcorp, Deutsche Bank (2x), Bridgewater Associates, Sidley Austin, United Nations (2x), Vienna Insurance Group, Aditya Birla, Times of India, Rand Corporation, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), PIMCO...
(Please refrain from offering honorary degrees, awards, listings "100 most...", & similar debasements of knowledge).
(These are generally open to the public; corporate lectures (and
closed governmental talks) are usually excluded from this list)
Please note that I doubt I will be able to give additional lectures in 2017.
Real World Risk Institute, Feb 6-10, Workshop and Certificate
Darwin College Lecture Series on Extremes, Jan 28, Cambridge University
Jaipur Literary Festival, January
Risk Minds, Amsterdam, c. Dec 7-8, 2016
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Nov 28
Kilkenomics, Ireland, Nov 7ish
Tokyo, Hitachi (open)
Real World Risk Institute, October 3-7, Workshop and Certificate
Leiden, Risks and Extremes in Higher Dimensions Sept 12-16
Bloomberg Quant Fin, NY, Sept 6
Nobel Foundation Symposium, Bergen, June 15-19, Statistical Properties of Violence
Commencement Address, American University in Beirut May 27
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden Symposium (presenting the Precautionary Principle), May 22-25
2015Risk Minds, Amsterdam, Dec 10-11
Kilenomics, Ireland, November 7-8Malaysia, November 4-5
ETH Zurich October 27 Fragility
Milan Book Fair, Oct 24
U Mass Amherst, Oct 9
Moscow, Sept 12, Skolkovo School
ETH Zurich Extreme Deviations, European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2015, c. Sept 6-10
Philadelphia, Resilience Week August 19, lunch plenary.
Helsinki, June 10
Paris (Sciences Po), June 8, Conférence Inaugurale de la chaire du Programme de recherche sur les risques et l'incertitude
Second International Workshop on Computational Antifragility and Antifragile Engineering June 3, London (By Televideo)
Seminar with Paul Wilmott (our 19th), March 12-13
IMF Workshop on Silent Risk, Feb 24
Jaipur Literature Festival, Jaipur, India, Jan 23-25
Risk Minds, Amsterdam, Workshop, Friday Dec 12
Bologna, Fondazione Golinelli, Nov 24McKinsey and Company, Antifragile, London, Nov 21
Singapore, public lecture Sept 24
International Peace Institute, 1814-1914-2014 Lessons from The Past Salzburg Aug 25-29
Seth Roberts Memorial Lectures, Berkeley, Sunday August 10 (EventBrite), organized by his friends: Gary Taubes, Tim Ferris, Tucker Max, John Durant.
United Nations Conference on Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information, New York, Aug 4
Zurich in New York - Risk: Towards More Resilient Systems and Societies, "conversation" with Sornette, May 23, New York
IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, Fragility, a presentation in Honor of Benoit Mandelbrot, May 19
Panel: a diplomatic discussion with someone with different set of beliefs( Larry Summers) May 15, Las Vegas
New England Complex Systems Institute, Boston, 2-day Workshop, May 5-6 2014 (jointly with Yaneer Bar-Yam)
Risk Management in the Real World, Feb 27-28 , New York, with Raphael Douady.
Paris, Dec 18, Open to public, Grand Amphithéâtre – La Sorbonne 47 rue des Ecoles 75005 Paris, organized by Université Paris Dauphine/BBC.
Risk Minds, Amsterdam, Dec 4 2013
Rutgers University, Department of Statistics and Biostatistics, Statistics of Risk Management Conference, Nov 7 2013
New England Complex Systems Institute, Boston, 2-day Workshop, November 4-5 2013 (jointly with Yaneer Bar-Yam)
U.C. Santa Barbara, October 27, 3PM
Ambrosetti Foundation, Sept 19, Milan
Ancestral Health Symposium, "Convex Responses and Their Consequences", Atlanta, August 15
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Los Angeles, August 13
Aix-en-Provence, July 5-7 (Rencontres économiques)
Madrid, July 3
U.S. State Department, Washington DC, June 7
IMF Washington, DC, May 3, 2 PM
Loyola University, April 11
Stanford University, April 10, Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Columbia University: April 4, noon, Business School
Concordia University, Montreal , April 2, Room 110 of the Hall Building, 1-3 PM
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affair, March 18, 8 AM, my paper with Constantine Sandis on the ethical asymmetry heuristic.
Literary & NonTEDstyle Idea Festivals: LitCologne, c. March 8; Ascona, March 24; Hay-on-Wye, June 2; Mantova ~Sept 5
Yale University, Feb 18
New York Public Library, Feb 5, Conversation with Daniel Kahneman
National Science Foundation, Division of Mathematical Sciences, Jan 25, 2013: On Convexity
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Quantitative Congress, Jan 22, 2013 [Closed to the Public].
Oxford University (Sheldonian), Jan 11, 2013 On the Ubiquity of Nonlinear Responses in Life and Their Probabilistic Consequences (Why projects are late, dams hard to build, hypertension medicine complicated to administer, etc.)
LSE, London School of Economics, Dec 5
SEC, Security and Exchange Commission, Dec 3
US Book launch of Antifragile: Things That Like Disorder: Barnes and Noble, Union Square, New York, November 27, 7PM - Powerhouse (DUMBO, Brooklyn), November 28; Philadelphia Public Library, November 29, 7PM, University of Chicago, November 30, etc.
London discussion of Antifragile: Nov 26 Union Chaptel, Islington
University of East Anglia, School of Philosophy, Sept 27, 2012
Hay Literary Festival, Hay-On-Wye, Wales, June 4, 2012 [BY TELEVIDEO]
Commencement Address, U.C. Berkeley Dept of Statistics, May 15, 2012. An Homage to the late David Freedman.
Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, April 10, 2012 -Open to the public.
McKinsey & Co, Workshop on Managing Black Swans, co-instructor (with Bent Flyvberg), McKinsey Alpine University, Kitzbühel, Austria, March 30-April 1 2012 [Deferred]
Complexity and Risk Workshop,Wilmott-Taleb Seminar, March 1-2, London
George Mason University, Workshop in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Feb 24, 2012
Humbold University, Berlin, Department of Applied Statistics, Distinguished Lecture Series, January 28, 2012- Open to the public.
Stevens Institute of Technology, Jan 24, 2012, First Public presentation of Antifragility. Open to the public.
University of Balamand, Koura, North Lebanon, Jan 13, 2012 (in Levantine Arabic, no translation). Open to the public.
Zurich Minds, Zurich, Dec 13, 2011
RSA London, Dec 1, 2011presentation of Antifragility (ignore official title) -Open to the public.
Doha, Qatar, Nov 16, 2011
Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, INPO, Atlanta Lecture, Nov 10, 2011
Trinidad and Tobago Lecture, Queen's Hall, Port-of-Spain, Nov 5 2011
United Nations Environment Program, October 19, 2011, Washington, DC
Beijing, Oct 13, 2011
Kiev, Ukraine, Oct 6, 2011
Zagreb, Croatia, Oct 4, 2011 Antifragility
Columbia University, New York, Sept 26, 2011, paper on the detection heuristic.
Venice, Sept 23, 2011 Lecture on probability
European Parliament, Brussels, September 20, 2011
Tokyo: The Errors of Fukushima, How error rates have error rates, September 13, 2011
United States Congress, Hearings, July 14, 2011
8th International Conference on Complex Systems, The taxonomy of antifragile systems, Boston, June 29, 2011
Summer School on Bounded Rationality, Instructor, Max Planck Institute, Berlin, June 21-28, 2011
Benoit Mandelbrot Memorial Scientific Meeting, Yale, April 29, 2011, an essay in honor of the great man.
The Goldstone Forum Lecture for Philosophy, Politics and Economics, U of Pa, Philadelphia, April 5, 2011
Workshop on Antifragility, Policy staff, 10 Downing Street, London, March 3, 2011 Article in FT
Philosophy & Probability, NYU AbuDhabi, Sponsored by NYU's Philosophy Department, March 1, 2011
Russia Forum, Moscow, Feb 2-5, 2011
Athens, Greece, Jan 19, 2011
Book Lecture/Signing, New York City, Barnes and Noble, Union Square, 7 PM, Jan 13, 2011
Hong Kong Congress on the Mathematics of Risk Management, Dec 15, 2010, by Televideo, Opening Lecture, On the Fundamental Incomputability of Small Probabilities
Carnegie Institution, organized by the Department of the Interior, Dec 15,2010, Washington, DC
U.K. Parliament, House of Commons, Dec 8, 2010
London School of Economics, The Bed of Procrustes, Dec 7, 2010
Council for Foreign Affairs, New York, Dec 6, 2010
Lectio Magistralis: Genoa Science Festival, Genoa, (Genova), Italy,(Opening Talk), Oct 29, 2010
The Economist (Buttonwood Gathering), Oct 25, 2010, New York
L'Express magazine, October 13, 2010, Paris (en français)
Washington, DC, Sept 30, Neuseum, organized by the Aspen Institute & Atlantic Magazine
Salon Series, Montreal, Sept 24, 2010 (en français)
International Monetary Fund, Sept 16, 2010, Washington, DC, General Lecture (morning) and Technical Workshop (afternoon) on how to detect tail-fragility.
Max Planck Institute, Berlin, Prussia, Sept 9, 2010
Oxford University, 2010 BT Lecture, July 14, 2010
SEC Security & Exchange Commission, June 30, 2010, Washington, DC
SECOND EDITION THE BLACK SWAN (PAPERBACK) BOOK TOUR
Politics & Prose, Washington, DC, June 30, 2010
Hay Festival of Literature, Wales, May 29, 2010
B&N Bookstore, NY, Union Square, NY, May 24 (evening)
Council for Foreign Relations, NY, May 24 (morning, members only)
Harvard Bookstore, Boston, May 19 (evening)
Labyrinth Bookstore, Princeton, May 13
New York, Powerhouse Arena, DUMBO (under Manhattan Bridge), conversation with the philosopher Gloria Origgi, May 11 (evening)
World Bank, IFC , Washington, DC, May 11, (morning)
Harvard, Social Science Symposium, Hard Problems in Social Science, Boston, April 10, 2010
India Conclave, New Delhi, March 12, 2010
Dubai, March 1, 2010 (I know)
Dubai, Feb 8, 2010
Russia Forum 2010 - Feb 3-5 2010, Moscow
Tokyo, Dec 1, 2009
Ciudad de Las Ideas, Puebla, Mexico, Nov 6, 2009, Debate on religion with Daniel Dennett, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris.
Society of Actuaries, Boston, Oct 27, 2009
World Knowledge Forum, Seoul, South Korea, Oct 14, 2009
Asia Society,Honk Kong, Sept 28, 2009
United States Congress, Testimony (Subcommittee), September 10, 2009
Royal Society for the Arts, London, Conversation with David Cameron, August 18, 2009
Aspen Institute, Aspen, July 2-4, 2009
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden Symposium on Climate Change, Swedish Academy of Science, Vastermorland county (Northern Sweden), June 14-17
Google Zeitgeist, UK, May 17-19 2009,
New Yorker Summit, New York, May 5, 2009 --video on the web.
Dubai, UAE Literary Festival, Feb 27-March 1 2009
World Bank, Feb 24, 2009, Markets and Crises: What Next and How? Washington, DC
Russia Forum, Moscow, Feb 4-5, 2009
Davos, World Economic Forum, January 28-31 2009 - (these idiots)
DLD Munich -Jan 27 2009 - Kahneman-Taleb: Reflection on a Crisis (Video) moderated by John Brockman