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October 8, 2019

Posted by Communications and Marketing on October 8, 2019

Below you will find suggested Dalhousie University experts who can speak to current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Tuesday 8, 2019.

Breaking down last night’s federal leaders debate
There were many clashes during last night’s leaders debate and many topics were discussed. Dr. Howard Ramos is available to break down the debate, discuss the key issues and how the party leaders handled them and provide general commentary on the debate and its outcomes.

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Howard Ramos, Professor, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.
Research Specialties: Social justice and inequality, migration – immigration, social change, social movements, social statistics.
Contact: howard.ramos@dal.ca and 902-494-3130/902-494-6595.

Will robots lead large companies and countries one day?
It has been discussed in the media recently whether we will one day see robots on the ballot during federal elections. Dr. Stan Matwin is available to discuss whether or not artificial intelligence is advancing to the point that we could one day see robots running large companies and countries. He can also provide comment on the ethical concerns that would need to be considered in these scenarios.

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Stan Matwin, Professor & Director, Institute for Big Data Analytics, Faculty of Computer Science
Research Specialties: artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, text mining and text analytics, big data, data privacy
Contact information: stan@cs.dal.ca or 902-494-4320

Election 2019 - General commentary
With election day fast approaching, Dalhousie has experts who can provide perspective on key campaign issues, the importance of the youth vote, what the polls are telling us and more.

Dalhousie Experts: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science; and Dr. Howard Ramos, Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.
Research Specialties: Canadian parliamentary governance, political ethics, elections, electoral systems, public engagement, social change and social movements.
Contactlturnbul@dal.ca or 902-494-6605; and Howard.Ramos@dal.ca or 902-402-9893.