Maskin named University Professor

first_imgEric S. Maskin, a Nobel laureate whose work has had widespread impact on economics and aspects of political science, has been named a University Professor, Harvard’s highest honor for a faculty member.Maskin, who helped to lay the foundations of mechanism design theory and has made major contributions to game theory, was recognized for groundbreaking scholarship that crosses academic boundaries and for his dedication to teaching.“An extraordinarily distinguished scholar and educator, Eric Maskin has made contributions across the field of economics, from game theory to intellectual property rights to political economy,” Harvard President Drew Faust said. “As a member of the Harvard faculty, he has distinguished himself not only for his research, but for his outstanding teaching, his skillful mentoring, and his warmth and vitality as a colleague and leader in the University’s intellectual life.”The University Professorships were established in 1935 to recognize individuals whose work on the frontiers of knowledge cross the traditional boundaries of academic disciplines.Maskin’s appointment as the Adams University Professor follows the retirement of musicologist Christoph Wolff, who held the chair for 10 years. There are 23 faculty members who hold the title University Professor.“Being named to the Adams University Professorship is a tremendous honor, for which I feel very grateful,” Maskin said. “My work overlaps with a number of other fields, such as mathematics, government, law, computer science, philosophy, and biology. The new position gives me the wonderful opportunity to teach courses in those areas, probably with faculty from those departments and Schools.”Raised in New Jersey, Maskin earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at Harvard. After a year at the University of Cambridge, he served on the faculty at Massachusetts Institute of Technology for seven years before joining the Harvard faculty in 1985 as a professor of economics. He was named Louis Berkman Professor of Economics in 1997. Starting in 2000, he spent more than a decade at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., before returning to Harvard in January 2012.A math concentrator as an undergraduate, Maskin has said that he was drawn to his field almost by accident when on a whim he enrolled in a class on information economics. There, he said, he was enthralled by a discipline that had “the precision, rigor, and sometimes the beauty of pure mathematics, and also addressed problems of real social importance.”Maskin’s Nobel Prize, awarded in 2007, recognized his work on mechanism design theory, which illuminates the interplay of individual incentives, private information, and social costs and benefits in transactions that affect the optimal performance of institutions. “The theory allows us to distinguish situations in which markets work well from those in which they do not,” the Nobel committee noted. “Today, mechanism design theory plays a central role in many areas of economics and parts of political science.”In addition, Maskin’s research has helped to shape the field of game theory, and it has produced insights into monopoly price discrimination and decentralized markets. He has published more than 130 articles and working papers on economic theory, has edited three books and a monograph series on the subject, and has served on the editorial boards of numerous economics journals, including The Quarterly Journal of Economics, of which he was editor from 1984 to 1990.Maskin is also known for his close mentoring of students. He has twice won the Economics Department’s Galbraith Graduate Teaching Prize, and several former students have become close collaborators.He is past president of the Econometric Society and of the Game Theory Society, an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the European Economic Association, and the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory, and an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences.Among his many distinctions, Maskin has received the 2007 Kempe Award in Environmental Economics, the 2009 Grande Médaille of the City of Marseille, the 2010 Harvard Centennial Medal, and the 2011 Cristóbal Gabarrón Foundation International Economics Award. He has been recognized with honorary degrees and professorships from institutions in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, has delivered dozens of distinguished lectures and keynote addresses, and has advised the British and Polish governments, the Bank of Italy, and the World Bank on the design of auctions and other issues.last_img read more

The United States Ratifies Military Cooperation with Paraguay

first_imgBy Marta Escurra/Diálogo July 19, 2016 U.S. Air Force Major General Gary W. Keefe, Adjutant General of the Massachusetts National Guard, met with Paraguayan Minister of Defense Diógenes Martínez in Asunción. During his visit, Brig. Gen. Keefe confirmed the U.S. intention to continue cooperating with the South American country. Beginning in 2001, as part of the State Partnership Program (SPP), this joint effort has trained 2,000 Paraguayan military personnel.The fundamental core of these trainings and exchanges has been infrastructure aid, emergency-relief training, human rights, and dialogue between the two sides on defense issues. Global concerns, such as security from terrorist threats, transnational organized crime, humanitarian aid, and disaster response have also been discussed. The Massachusetts National Guard, for example, conducts between eight and 12 exchanges per year. Each lasts about five to seven days and includes up to five trainers. To discuss this more deeply, Diálogo talked to Minister Martínez, who explained the extent of the cooperation with the U.S. Military.Diálogo: Within the framework of the SPP, what is thehistory of this cooperation between Massachusetts and Paraguay since 2001?Paraguayan Defense Minister Diógenes Martínez: On May 30, 2001, then U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Paraguay David N. Greenlee extended an offer to participate in the Massachusetts State Partnership Program to the Commander of the Armed Forces, and it was accepted by the General Expedito Garrigoza Vera, Commander of the Army, on June 22nd of the same year.Diálogo: What does this partnership imply for Paraguay in terms of quality of work in the Armed Forces?Minister Martínez: Professional training for various Armed Forces personnel, learning new techniques, working as a team, relationships with service members from another country, understanding their capabilities in terms of human and material resources. The good thing about the program is that I  see a spirit of mutual support and shared benefit. It’s not simply “aid.”Diálogo: What final assessment have you been able to make over the course of these years?Minister Martínez: It has allowed us to facilitate and complement the training of approximately 2,000 military personnel as military observers and contingent support (men and women) in peacekeeping missions within the framework of the United Nations. These military personnel are currently deployed in various countries in Africa, as well as in Haiti, Cyprus, and also closer to home in the Republic of Colombia. They also contribute locally in various departments within our country, by carrying out multiple humanitarian aid missions for the needy.Diálogo: What specifically does this program develop among the Paraguayan Military personnel, and which division will it work with?Minister Martínez: Defending against natural disasters, catastrophes, and non-military threats to our population is what is called Civil Defense, and this is the responsibility of the National Defense. What comes out of that is peacekeeping operations, humanitarian aid, exchange of military personnel, human rights, etc. They work directly with the Joint Peace Operations Training Center (CECOPAZ) and indirectly with the Armed Forces Command and individual branches of the Military.Diálogo: How many people are involved?Minister Martínez: At least 300 military personnel per year.Diálogo: What work has been done most recently within the framework of this cooperative effort?Minister Martínez: In 15 years of cooperation, there have been innumerable works received, especially in the physical infrastructure of CECOPAZ, equipping the Army’s English lab and the Multi-role Engineering Company for deployment in Haiti, among other things.Diálogo: What are the future plans with respect to the program’s renewal? What specifically will be done and with whom?Minister Martínez: We will continue training military personnel in the different areas offered by the State of Massachusetts, which is Paraguay’s friend. We will continue taking advantage of the goodwill resulting from professionalizing the components (men and women) of the Armed Forces.Diálogo: What is your opinion about the fact that the Massachusetts National Guard is collaborating with you?Minister Martínez: In my opinion, it is quite satisfactory because, in this case there is reciprocity, both in terms of the effort made and the benefits received, which, of course, is very useful. They also get to train their people in a different environment. Only by staying committed can we work together; by building alliances we can protect our interests, defend our territory, create better conditions for our society, and advance towards opportunities.Diálogo: What are the areas of most concern to your counterpart in this partnership?Minister Martínez: The social area, peacekeeping operations, civilian-military relations, humanitarian aid, civil matters, disaster assistance efforts, human rights, and others.Diálogo: Within the framework of this program, what specific proposals does the Republic of Paraguay have?Minister Martínez: To continue this relationship and strengthen it even further. Let me say it again: it’s an important complement to National Defense, and the best thing is, other than the social services, there is also and at the same time, real training for our military assets.last_img read more

Ray Parlour predicts who will replace Granit Xhaka as captain vs Liverpool

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Ray Parlour predicts who will replace Granit Xhaka as captain vs Liverpool Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Oct 2019 11:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link110Shares Could Ozil captain Arsenal against Liverpool? (Picture: Getty Images)Current incumbant Granit Xhaka is under fire after taunting and swearing at Arsenal fans in a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday and Emery is expected to take him out of the firing line on Wednesday night.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd Parlour thinks Ozil could be the one to step in and captain the side as they look to book their spot in the quarter-finals of the competition.‘It might be Ozil. It’ll be interesting,’ Parlour told The Debate.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Bellerin will probably come in, he’s been there many years now. Whether he can be captain material, I’m not too sure.‘Rob Holding is another one at centre-half, can he be captain material? We’ll have to wait and see.‘It’ll be interesting to see who is captain. I think if Ozil starts, I think he’s the one who will probably get the captain’s armband.’Who should captain Arsenal against Liverpool?Ozil0%Holding 0%Bellerin0%Other0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang abused by Arsenal fans after Granit Xhaka meltdown during Crystal Palace drawMORE: David Seaman slams Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka but praises Unai Emery’s ‘brilliant’ response Comment Xhaka has come under fire (Picture: Getty Images)Ray Parlour thinks Mesut Ozil could be given the nod to captain Arsenal against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, if Unai Emery decides to select the out-in-the-cold playmaker.Ozil has made just two starts for the Gunners this season but could come back into the fold with Emery set to rotate his squad for the cup tie with the Premier League leaders.Despite his lack of playing time in recent weeks, Parlour thinks Ozil will be in Emery’s thoughts as he looks to select a captain.last_img read more

FIFA reveals suspended FUFA boss Magogo’s plea bargain in tickets charge

first_imgFUFA STATEMENTToday 10th October 2019, FUFA is in receipt of the official letter from FIFA about the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo.As earlier communicated by the FUFA President at the 95th FUFA General Assembly in Adjumani on 28th September 2019, the FIFA letter (Adj. ref. no. 22/2019) confirms the agreed position of invoking article 67 of the FIFA Ethics Code of application of the Plea Bargain and consequently Eng. Moses Magogo will be out of National and International football activities for a period of 2 months effective 10th October 2019.Eng. Magogo is also required to pay 10,000 CHF within 30 days from today and this will be the conclusive closure of this matter.Following similar procedures for 2014 FIFA World Cup as the case was for the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups, there was an anomaly with regulations governing FIFA World Cup Tickets and the FUFA President opted to take responsibility in order to conclude the matter.During the 2 months, the FUFA 1st Vice President Mr. Justus Mugisha will act as the FUFA President.It is Our Game, It is Our Country.****URNShare on: WhatsApp Magogo has risen in the ranks at both FIFA and CAF. Here, he poses with FIFA president Infantino at a Doha meeting . PHOTO FUFA MEDIAKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The world football governing body FIFA has today confirmed that the FUFA President, Moses Hassim Magogo is suspended for two months for involvement in 2014 FIFA World Cup tickets resale.FIFA revealed that Magogo had entered into a plea bargain over the issue. A plea bargain is an arrangement between prosecutor and defendant whereby the defendant pleads guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for a more lenient sentence or an agreement to drop other charges.According to FIFA the suspension became effective upon the validation of the agreement by the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber on 10 October 2019.Last month Magogo announced during the Fufa Assembly in Adjumani that he was steeping aside for two months to give FIFA chance to investigate the matter.But in a communication released by FIFA on Thursday, Magogo will be suspended for two months without being involved in football matters both locally and internationally. He will also pay a fine of sh37 million (10,000 Swiss Francs).“In accordance with art. 67 par.1 of the FIFA Code of Ethics, the parties have mutually agreed on the following sanctions: a fine of 10,000 Swiss Francs and a two-month suspension from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level,” stated the FIFA letter.“The chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has ratified the plea bargain entered into by Mr Moses Hassim Magogo, President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations and member of the Confederation of African Football Executive Committee, and the chairperson of the investigatory chamber,” added the letter.Investigation into Magogo’s alleged resale of the World Cup tickets was opened on 23 July 2018. Member of Parliament for Makindye Allan Ssewanyana reported the matter to FIFA in 2017.Justus Mugisha, the Fufa Vice President is the acting President as Magogo serves his two month suspension.last_img read more

India vs West Indies: Upset KL Rahul determined to be more patient with his…

first_imgAdvertisement queNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsz7yfWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9h( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) anq6Would you ever consider trying this?😱al9bCan your students do this? 🌚8kbh4Roller skating! Powered by Firework Indian opener KL Rahul, after being dismissed for 44 and 38 in each innings of the 1st Test against West Indies, claimed that he was disappointed with his game, but there are a lot of things he is doing right. In the press conference after Day three’s play, Rahul stated that “technique and everything is overrated” and that he needed to show some patience.Advertisement “Technique and everything are overrated – when you get runs everything looks good. So, it was important for me to spend time in the middle. (I am) very disappointed but there are a lot of things I’m doing right. Just need to keep my head down and show some patience,” Rahul said in the media conference.Advertisement The Karnataka batsman looked solid in the first innings until he was dismissed by Roston Chase registering 44 runs to his name, and on Saturday, Rahul failed to execute a paddle sweep against the same bowler, this time being dismissed for 38. His half-century in the single Test against Afghanistan and 149 against England last year, are the only success he has enjoyed in the longest format since the start of 2018.The right-hander then added, “I just have to prolong the good things I’m doing till I get to 35-45. I’m batting well, I looked comfortable in both the innings and my head-space is very good. Happy about a lot of things. If I can keep my patience and keep batting the way I do in the first 60-80 balls, if I continue to do that for 200-250 balls then it’ll obviously benefit me and the team.”Advertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

DDCA invites Indian team for Virat Kohli Stand unveiling at Kotla

first_imgAdvertisement a7r55NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9p9Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E76o93( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6u1mWould you ever consider trying this?😱6xiCan your students do this? 🌚zq9xRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) has invited the Indian national team to witness the unveiling of a stand named after their captain on Thursday. The association will also officially rename the stadium after their former president Arun Jaitley. A senior board functionary has also confirmed that the team has been asked to wear traditional clothing for the ceremony which will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.Advertisement “The boys have been sent a mail asking them to wear traditional clothes. They will be present when DDCA unveils the stand in Kohli’s name as also the stadium is named after former DDCA president and BCCI Vice President Jaitley. The boys are assembling in the capital on Thursday before heading to Dharamsala on Friday,” the functionary quoted.Advertisement Virat Kohli and his boys will take on South Africa in the opening fixture of the T20I series on Sunday, with the the second match to be played at Mohali on September 18. The final match will be be played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on September 22.The Proteas led by wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock arrived in Mumbai earlier last week and are looking to start afresh following their World Cup disappointment with de Kock being named as the skipper for the T20I series ahead of Faf du Plessis.Advertisement India, meanwhile, have rested the pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been brought back after being rested for the Caribbean tour.South Africa will begin their campaign in the World Test Championship after the T20I series with three Tests to be played in Visakhapatnam (October 2-6), Pune (October 10-14) and Ranchi (October 19-23) respectively.  Advertisementlast_img read more