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A two-book conversation: The Human Network and Who You Know

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Julia Freeland Fisher (pictured) is director of education research at the Clayton Christensen Institute. Her book Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students' Networks explores the positive potential of educational technology to help students expand their networks and form relationships that can broaden their horizons and increase social mobility.

Matthew O. Jackson is Trione Chair of the Department of Economics and William D. Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford University, as well as an external faculty member of the Santa Fe Institute. In The Human Network: How Your Social Position Determines Your Power, Beliefs, and Behaviors, he explores how positions within complex social structures have an outsized influence on our lives and can lead to inequality, social immobility, and political polarization.

Freeland Fisher and Jackson will be interviewed by Mallika Vinekar, director of the Office of Digital Education at Vanderbilt University.

This is the fourth event of the Academic Innovation for the Public Good 2023 book conversation series, co-organized by Stanford Digital Education and Trinity College.