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Thursday, January 24th

January 24, Gabriel Laender — “Blockchain for Policy: A Pragmatic Assessment”

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, ASC 236

Join us on January 24 at 12:30 in ASC 236 for Gabriel Laender’s discussion, “Blockchain for Policy: a Pragmatic Assessment.”
Gabriel Laender is a Brazilian attorney, ICT researcher and legal tech entrepreneur. He was policy advisor to the Strategic Affairs Secretariat of the President´s Office (SAE), and later became telecommunication advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Executive Office of the President (Casa Civil), where he coordinated the regulatory aspects of the Brazilian National Broadband Plan…. Read More » “January 24, Gabriel Laender — “Blockchain for Policy: A Pragmatic Assessment””

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British Member of Parliament Seema Malhotra visits ARNIC, gives guest lecture

On Friday, November 30, ARNIC was fortunate to welcome British Member of Parliament (MP) Seema Malhotra to the USC campus. Malhotra is a British Labour and Cooperative Party politician and is the MP for the Feltham and Heston constituency.
Organized by ARNIC founding director Prof. Jonathan Aronson, Malhotra joined Aronson and four student ARNIC members (Annenberg PhD students Sierra Bray, Cerianne Robertson, Anna Loup, and PhD candidate Rachel Moran) for an intimate lunch…. Read More » “British Member of Parliament Seema Malhotra visits ARNIC, gives guest lecture”

ARNIC Director Dr. Hernán Galperin participates in G20 workshop in Tokyo

Dr. Hernán Galperin, Associate Professor and ARNIC Director, participated in the inception workshop for the G20 meeting that will be held in Japan in 2019. The workshop took place in Tokyo December 4-5, and was hosted by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). Dr. Galperin is a member of the Task Force on The Future of Work and Education for the Digital Age…. Read More » “ARNIC Director Dr. Hernán Galperin participates in G20 workshop in Tokyo”

Tianshu Sun (USC Marshall) joins ARNIC to discuss friendship formation in social networks

On November 8, Dr. Tianshu Sun (University of Southern California Marshall School of Business) joined ARNIC as the guest speaker during our lunchtime seminar. Dr. Sun gave a talk titled, “Displaying Things in Common to Encourage Friendship Formation.” Specifically, Dr. Sun spoke about friendship formation on social platforms, specifically whether and how displaying things in common (TIC) between users (mutual city, work, hometown, education and likes) may encourage friendship formation.
Through a randomized field experiment, results showed that displaying things in common could be effective in connecting people with different backgrounds,… Read More » “Tianshu Sun (USC Marshall) joins ARNIC to discuss friendship formation in social networks”

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Meet an ARNIC member – Anna Loup

This week we are putting the spotlight on second year Communication PhD student Anna Loup. Anna has been an active member of ARNIC for several years and is currently working on some very exciting research projects!

Name: Anna Loup
General research interests: My interests are currently focused on researching the underlying critical infrastructures that enable and maintain digital communication technologies. I am predominantly interested in the power structures inherent in how these critical infrastructure systems are developed,… Read More » “Meet an ARNIC member – Anna Loup”

Broadband: We must do better

(This article was originally published on The Conversation)
By Hernan Galperin, François Bar and Annette M. Kim
Los Angeles is home to some of the most creative people and businesses in the planet. Our filmmakers, musicians, visual artists, software engineers and scientists entertain the world and push the knowledge frontier forward. Their process is often a mystery, but their tools are not. Underpinning their intellectual pursuit is broadband Internet access, which fosters creativity and innovation by enabling access to information and supporting collaborative work…. Read More » “Broadband: We must do better”

Women-Owned SMEs and Trade: More than Just an Elephant in the Room

Among the conceivably infinite social and economic effects of the internet is the rise of women-owned small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries. For over thirty years, donor and international aid programs have invested heavily to help women in developing countries build and grow microenterprises, the business context in which the terms “woman” and “entrepreneur” have until recently been linked.
As a result of labor exploitation, human deprivation, illicit markets and the wealth disparities that have ensued from globalization,… Read More » “Women-Owned SMEs and Trade: More than Just an Elephant in the Room”