AFLSE Chicago: An Evening of Political Discourse
Please join LSE in Chicago and Nate Silver – creator of the famed political website FiveThirtyEight.com – for an evening of political discourse.
Old friends, new members, recent grads and friends are all welcome!
FiveThirtyEight.com, named after the number of electors in the United States electoral college, is a political website established in March 2008 by Nate Silver. The site compiles polling data through a unique methodology derived from Silver's experience in baseball sabermetrics to "balance out the polls with comparative demographic data" and "weighting each poll based on the pollster's historical track record, sample size, and recentness of the poll."
Mayer Brown LLP
71 South Wacker Drive
$20 per person/$10 for AFLSE members.
Please RSVP before January 26th.
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 646.442.2895
Nate Silveris an American statistician who first gained public recognition for inventing PECOTA, a system for forecasting the performance and career development of Major League Baseball players, and serves as Managing Partner of Baseball Prospectus. In 2007 Silver began to publish analyses and predictions relating to the United States presidential election, 2008. At first this work appeared on the political blog Daily Kos, but in March 2008 Silver established his own website, FiveThirtyEight.com. By Summer of that year he began to appear as an electoral and political analyst in national print, online, and on cable news programs. He resides in Chicago, Illinois.