Minnesota voters can appreciate the many troubling events associated with elections. Far more serious things can go wrong in the voting process, but most of us do not know how to look for them. In this first annual Arnold Family Lecture, Saari exposes the many surprising problems that can occur in elections and explains how they are uncovered through the power of mathematics. Expect to leave this lecture troubled about whether the "right person" won in a recent election of importance to you.
Donald Saari is the author of the book, Disposing Dictators, Demystifying Voting Paradoxes. He is a distinguished professor of mathematics and economics at the University of California-Irvine.