ARNIC Partners with the City of Long Beach for Extensive Report on Advancing Digital Inclusion

ARNIC recently contributed to a report spearheaded by the City of Long Beach Technology and Innovation Commission that provided an analysis and recommendations for advancing digital inclusion in Long Beach. U.S. Census data reveal that 28 percent of Long Beach households lack broadband from an internet service provider, and about 8 percent of this population…

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Gabriel Laender gives guest ARNIC lecture, “Blockchain for Policy: a Pragmatic Assessment”

Gabriel Laender—Brazilian attorney, ICT researcher and legal tech entrepreneur—gave a guest lecture during our ARNIC lunchtime seminar on January 24. Drawing an impressive turnout, Laender provided a great kickoff of the semester for ARNIC.   Laender’s talk, titled “Blockchain for Policy: a Pragmatic Assessment,” touched on topics such as blockchain enthusiasts’ relationship with organizations and…

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Hernán Galperin co-authors chapter in new “Digital Economies at Global Margins” book (MIT Press)

Prof. Hernán Galperin (director and founding member of ARNIC) recently co-authored a chapter in the new MIT Press book, Digital Economies at Global Margins. The book, edited by Mark Graham (Professor, The Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford), explores whether the digitalized economy may transcend “spatial, organizational, social, and political constraints,” or if these new technologies…

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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…

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ARNIC member Matthew Bui writes blog post for the Aspen Institute

Matthew Bui, ARNIC member and fourth-year  Ph.D. student in Annenberg School of Communication, contributed a blog post to the Aspen Institute’s Communication & Society Program site based on his experiences as the 2018 Guest Scholar. In his blog post, Bui notes that the Aspen Institute’s Communications and Society (C&S) Program “gathers a wide array of…

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James E. Prieger visits ARNIC to discuss mobile broadband use among racial minorities

On October 18th, ARNIC welcomed guest speaker Dr. James E. Prieger, who discussed “The promise of mobile broadband for minority communities.” Dr. Prieger is an economist specializing in regulatory economics, industrial organization, economics of illicit markets, and applied econometrics. He is a Professor at the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy. Dr. Prieger has written for…

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Congratulations to several ARNIC members for recent publications!

In the past few months, several of our student ARNIC members have written publications that have been accepted into esteemed academic journals. Please join us in congratulating these scholars! Arul Chib (PhD 2007) & Hoan Nguyen (Annenberg Doctoral Student), “Essentialist Identities as Resistance to Immobilities: Communicative Mobilities of Vietnamese Foreign Brides in Singapore,” International Journal of Communication. Nathaniel Ming Curran, (Annenberg Doctoral…

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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…

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