Game Theory: the Science of Strategy – The 2019 Friends of IHES Gala

The 2019 Friends of IHES gala will be held on November 5 at the Harvard Club of New York City and it promises to be a memorable evening!

For this 2019 edition, we will present Game Theory: the Science of Strategy. Based in mathematics, Game Theory helps us unlock understanding of the strategic reasoning at play in competition, and gives us the tools and language to analyze different paths and examine multiple solutions.

Honored guest speaker Constantinos Daskalakis, professor at MIT and the 2018 Rolf Nevanlinna Prize recipient among many other awards, will guide us through the intricacies of this topic.

Sylvia Nasar will serve as Master of Ceremonies. She is the author of A Beautiful Mind the now-classic biography of mathematician and Nobel laureate John Nash that inspired the Academy-Award winning movie and became a global bestseller. Additionally, she was an economics correspondent at the New York Times and is the John S. and James L. Knight Professor Emerita at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Friends of IHES, and we hope to celebrate this milestone with you. Game Theory: the Science of Strategy promises to be an exceptional evening of entertainment and learning with friends, old and new. Event details can be found below:


The Harvard Club
35 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036


6:30 PM Cocktail Reception
7:30 PM Dinner and Live Auction
Cocktail Attire

We are profoundly grateful to our main benefactors for their generous support of our mission. In particular, our premier sponsor BNP Paribas and Gala Chairs Florence & David Faucon and Barbara Amonson & Vincent Della Pietra.

Please reserve your seat today.