2023 Complexity Global School
Welcome to the 2023 Complexity Global School Application
Application Deadline: August 20, 2023, 23:59 MST
Wanted: Brave thinkers willing to explore new ideas about economics, policy, and governance. Early career change-makers from civil society and early career scholars are equally encouraged to apply.
Who: The Complexity Global School (CGS) is a collaboration between the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) in India, the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) in the USA, and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in South Africa.
Why: The world is changing. The political and economic paradigms that dominated global affairs in the 20thCentury were largely based on linear thinking, and often originated from silos within colonial and other “Western” nation states. The challenges now facing humanity require new ideas. A global perspective is needed; the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and University of the Witwatersrand are among the top universities in Asia and Africa respectively. A non-linear, or complex, perspective is also needed; for almost 40 years, the Santa Fe Institute has coordinated a network of complexity scholars from top universities around the world.
What: The 2023 Complexity Global School for Emerging Political Economies is an intense, 12-day program that provides deep exposure to the newest complex methods, models, and frameworks for thinking about economics and governance. CGS will also provide an opportunity to collaborate on an international group project developing an idea of your choosing. The program will run from Monday, December 4th through Friday, December 15th, 2023. There will be 60 students in total: 30 students from across Asia, who will attend at the IITB location, and 30 students from across Africa, who will attend at the Wits location. Selected students will be early-career, deep thinkers who are either academics from a wide array of disciplines, or practitioners from government and other civil society organizations. All admitted students will be thinkers who care about the application of creative, intellectual solutions to emergent global challenges. Instructors will come from around the world, but will spend the school in residence at one of the two locations. The CGS curriculum is largely based on SFI’s Complex Systems Summer School, which has been running for over 30 years and whose alumni have gone on to obtain top positions in academia, government, and industry. Although this program will be of great use to individuals perusing a tenure track academic appointment, it is also highly relevant for practitioners seeking to increase their impact!
Cost: This program is completely free for all admitted students. All students will receive a fellowship covering the full costs of room, board, instruction, and materials. Participating students will also receive a stipend to cover the costs of incidentals while they attend the school. Students who are not based in either Mumbai, India or Johannesburg, South Africa will be awarded an additional separate travel stipend.
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For more program details please visit our program page HERE
Emergent Political Economies Program Staff
Santa Fe Institute
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