Tech4Good Panel

On the evening of April 12th, ARNIC hosted a digital divide panel for the Los Angeles members of the Tech4Good network.  During this event, PhD student Matthew Bui and Professor Hernan Galperin, among others, shared about their recent successes and lessons in attempting to address issues of the digital divide. Bui and Galperin shared figures and tables from the Connected Cities and Inclusive Growth (CCIG) project and invited participants to explore an interactive broadband mapping tool,… Read More » “Tech4Good Panel”

Internet for All Now Act, CA Assembly Bill 1665

Dr. Barbara O’Connor and other Internet For All Now proponents, are currently urging legislators to approve and implement the Internet for All Now Act, Assembly Bill 1665, in order to “continue the California Advanced Services Fund to support broadband deployment in unserved and underserved areas, and promote broadband to assist low-income households get online.”  This bill aims to address key digital divide issues that disproportionately impact socially disadvantaged populations.
“Given the potential for technology to provide equality in access to information,… Read More » “Internet for All Now Act, CA Assembly Bill 1665”


CIDE Press publishes edited book by Prof. Hernan Galperin

A new edited book by Prof. Hernan Galperin has just been published by CIDE Press. The book, titled Internet y pobreza: Evidencia y nuevas líneas de investigación para América Latina (or, Internet and Poverty: Evidence and New Research Direction for Latin America), explores the theory and existing evidence about the potential of Internet access to mitigate poverty and improve livelihoods in the region. The English version of the book is available online…. Read More » “CIDE Press publishes edited book by Prof. Hernan Galperin”

Nathalie Marechal gives series of talks in Nov/Dec 2016

Nathalie Maréchal (ABD) gave a series of invited talks in late November and early December 2016. She presented her paper, First they came for the poor: surveillance of welfare recipients as an uncontested practice, at the Institute for Network Cultures’ MoneyLab conference in Amsterdam. She also discussed her dissertation research and her fellowship at Ranking Digital Rights as part of a lunch seminar at the University of Amsterdam’s DATACTIVE research lab…. Read More » “Nathalie Marechal gives series of talks in Nov/Dec 2016”


Professor Galperin represents ARNIC at IGF 2016

Prof. Hernan Galperin represented ARNIC-USC Annenberg at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2016 in Guadalajara, participating on several panels. The first panel was titled “Advancing Solutions for Connectivity: Improving Global Coordination and Collaboration”, organized jointly by the IEEE, ISOC, ITU, UNESCO, WEF, and the World Bank. The second panel, organized by Prof. Christopher Yoo (UPenn), was titled, “ Exploring Demand Side Drivers of Internet Adoption”…. Read More » “Professor Galperin represents ARNIC at IGF 2016”


Prof. Galperin’s research featured in JJN 2016 report

Congratulations to Professor Hernan Galperin, whose research about online labor in Latin America appeared in the Just Jobs Network‘s 2016 report, which was recently presented in Berlin, Germany.   The event was attended by high-level officials, including Mr. Celso Amorim, the longest-serving Brazilian Minister of Foreign Affairs; Hanif Dhakiri, the current Indonesian Minister of Manpower; Donald Kaberuka, the former African Development Bank President; and many other key influencers in these debates.
With case studies from around the world and policy inputs from global leaders, … Read More » “Prof. Galperin’s research featured in JJN 2016 report”