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  • Gemma Dipoppa

    Gemma Dipoppa

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Political Science

    BioI am a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Political Science at Stanford University. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Pennsylvania in August 2020. My research interests include comparative politics, political economy and quantitative methods.

    In my research, I study the strategies used by criminal organizations to influence politicians, their capacity to drain public resources and the effectiveness of policies to fight against them. My dissertation examines the conditions explaining the expansion of criminal organizations to strong states, focusing on mafias’ ability to control and exploit migrants’ labor to strike alliances with local economic actors.

    Please visit my website for my cv and research: https://web.sas.upenn.edu/gemmad/

  • Jean-Pierre Dupuy

    Jean-Pierre Dupuy

    Professor of French and Italian and, by courtesy, of Political Science

    BioProfessor Jean-Pierre Dupuy is a Professor of Social and Political Philosophy at the École Polytechnique, Paris. He is the Director of research at the C.N.R.S. (Philosophy) and the Director of C.R.E.A. (Centre de Recherche en Épistémologie Appliquée), the philosophical research group of the École Polytechnique, which he founded in 1982. At Stanford University, he is a researcher at the Study of Language and Information (C.S.L.I.) Professor Dupuy is by courtesy a Professor of Political Science.

    In his book The Mechanization of the Mind, Jean-Pierre Dupuy explains how the founders of cybernetics laid the foundations not only for cognitive science, but also artificial intelligence, and foreshadowed the development of chaos theory, complexity theory, and other scientific and philosophical breakthroughs.