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CCIG Project awarded new grant from Zumberge Diversity and Inclusion Fund

The CCIG (Connected Cities and Inclusive Growth) project was awarded a new grant from the Zumberge Diversity and Inclusion fund.
The new grant will allow the CCIG project, led by Prof. Hernan Galperin, to pilot a research project called “Cyber Shelters: Online Resource Seeking and Social Capital Building among the Homeless in Los Angeles”.
The new project will examine the abilities and motivations of homeless persons in Los Angeles County for using the Internet,… Read More » “CCIG Project awarded new grant from Zumberge Diversity and Inclusion Fund”

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ARNIC Researcher Matthew Bui awarded a Randall Lewis Data Science Fellowship

Matthew N. Bui (3rd year Annenberg PhD student) recently accepted one of the four inaugural Randall Lewis Data Science Fellowship awards, administered by Partners for a Better Health. This semester he will assist the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) with their Future Communities Initiative and related open data and big data projects, advising on research and the development of an equitable Smart Region framework.
The largest municipal planning organization in the nation, SCAG advises 180+ cities and six counties on transportation and land use planning…. Read More » “ARNIC Researcher Matthew Bui awarded a Randall Lewis Data Science Fellowship”

Profs. Hernan Galperin and Francois Bar present findings from CCIG project to CETF

Profs. Hernan Galperin and Francois Bar presented findings from the Connected Communities and Inclusive Growth (CCIG) project at the annual meeting of the California Emerging Technologies Fund (CETF). In attendance were CETF leaders, grantees and its Board of Advisors. The presentation can be found here…. Read More » “Profs. Hernan Galperin and Francois Bar present findings from CCIG project to CETF”

Digital DNA presented at IPSA conference in Hannover, Germany

Prof. Jonathan Aronson presented his new book ‘Digital DNA Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance’ at the International Political Science Association (IPSA) conference that took place in Hannover, Germany. The book presentation panel included co-author Peter Cowhey (UCSD), Prof. Chris Marsden (University of Sussex), Prof. J.P. Singh (University of Edinburgh), Prof. Janice Stein (University of Toronto) and Prof. Robin Mansell (London School of Economics and Political Science)…. Read More » “Digital DNA presented at IPSA conference in Hannover, Germany”

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Conversation on Freedom and Democracy in the Digital Age

Summary of Conversation of Freedom and Democracy in the Digital Age
Co-Chairs: Jonathan Aronson, University of Southern California & Michael Kleeman, University of California San Diego
September 22, 2017 at the University of Southern California
 
On September 22, 2017 a day-long conversation took place at the University of Southern California focused on updating the work of Ithiel de Sola Pool’s 1983 book Technologies of Freedom and considering it within the current set of issues facing society,… Read More » “Conversation on Freedom and Democracy in the Digital Age”

Ellen Helsper, visiting researcher at ARNIC Fall 2017

Dr Ellen Helsper is Associate Professor in the Media and Communications Department at the LSE. Her current research interests include the links between social and digital inequalities; exclusion from and within digital spaces; mediated interpersonal communication; and methodological innovation in quantitative and qualitative media and communications research.
At the moment she is involved in the From Digital Skills to Tangible Outcomes; the Network Effects in Digital Inequalities and the Global Kids Online projects. She consults widely for governments,… Read More » “Ellen Helsper, visiting researcher at ARNIC Fall 2017”

2017 APrIGF key takeaway

 
I was lucky enough to be selected as a Fellow in 2017 APrIGF. While pursuing my master degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science, my training and examination are more westernized and theory-oriented. I have always been seeking for opportunities to learn from practical experiences with an Asian focus. APrIGF seems a great place to have a better understanding of internet governance.
2017 APrIGF had four big themes which are
(1) Accessibility and Diversity of the Internet Access,… Read More » “2017 APrIGF key takeaway”

Findings from CCIG project featured in LA Weekly

The findings from our recently released Policy Brief #2Mapping digital exclusion in Los Angeles County are featured in this LA Weekly article. The policy brief is part of the Connected Cities and Inclusive Growth (CCIG) project, a collaboration between the USC Annenberg Research Network for International Communication (ARNIC) and the USC Price Spatial Analysis Lab (SLAB). We have also fixed some glitches to our interactive mapping tool which is now fully operational…. Read More » “Findings from CCIG project featured in LA Weekly”

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New book– Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance

Jonathan Aronson and Peter Cowhey’s new book Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance was published by Oxford University Press on July 31st.  Ambassador William Kennard, former FCC Chair and U.S. Ambassador to the EU described Digital DNA as “a compelling, comprehensive and pragmatic framework for governance of global digital markets.”  Former U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky added that Digital DNA  offers “a framework that propels innovation and economic growth,… Read More » “New book– Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance”