Illustration by Federica Del Proposto

Illustration by Sarah Burwash

High school students from Long Island’s Friends Academy Leadership group (from left): Olivia Fine, Jessica Friedman, Sydney Banks, Chelsea Crane, Emily Horne, Eva Valcic and Gabrielle FitzGerald (both crouching), Morgan Bauer, Helena Ware, and Laura Greene: all accompanied by Dr. Polly Duke

Illustration by Gracia Lam

Pietro Battiston, an economist at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy and Barnard’s 2017 Weiss International Visiting Scholar, will present some examples of "global networks," and guide the audience through the fundamental concepts of this discipline, showing how these new insights are helping policy makers and entrepreneurs make important decisions.