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Hernán Galperin to Moderate Panel at Mobile World Congress Americas

Hernán Galperin (Research Associate Professor at USC Annenberg School of Communication) will be moderating a panel at the Mobile World Congress Americas—the biggest telecommunications industry event worldwide. The conference takes place in Los Angeles from September 12-14.
Dr. Galperin will be spearheading the panel as part of the Latin American Media & Convergent Services Summit. His panel, titled, “Paving the way towards convergent services – A regulatory and operational point of view”… Read More » “Hernán Galperin to Moderate Panel at Mobile World Congress Americas”

ARNIC Welcomes Dr. Michael L. Best to Discuss ICTD Research

On September 4th, ARNIC kicked off the academic year with speaker Dr. Michael L. Best, who spoke on topics surrounding ICTD (information and communication technology and development) research.
Dr. Best is an associate professor with the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology where he directs the Technologies and International Development Lab. He was founding director of the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) in Macau SAR,… Read More » “ARNIC Welcomes Dr. Michael L. Best to Discuss ICTD Research”

ARNIC members to be awarded Charles Benton Junior Scholar Award at TPRC

ARNIC members Matthew Bui and Rachel Moran will be awarded the Charles Benton Junior Scholar Award at this year’s TPRC.
Their paper “Race, Ethnicity, and Issues of Digital Access and Representation: Centering Communities of Color and their Concerns in Internet Issues” was selected by the TPRC panel for the award and will be presented at the upcoming conference.
Congratulations Matt and Rachel!… Read More » “ARNIC members to be awarded Charles Benton Junior Scholar Award at TPRC”

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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”