May 28, 2021

Data Localization Regulations and their Impact on Digital Trade: Prof. Varadharajan Sridhar (IIT Bangalore)

Governments around the world have been restricting cross border data flow through “data localization” regulations, driven in part by concerns of privacy, national security, surveillance, and cyber terrorism. In this seminar, Prof. Varadharajan Sridhar (IIT Bangalore) will discuss his research on data localization and digital trade. Dr. V. Sridhar is Professor at the Centre for IT and Public Policy at the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, India (www.iiitb.ac.in) . He is the author of two books published by the Oxford University Press: The Telecom Revolution in India: Technology,… Read More » “Data Localization Regulations and their Impact on Digital Trade: Prof. Varadharajan Sridhar (IIT Bangalore)”

March 19, 2021

Sergio Godoy – WIP Chile 4.0: The Power of Attitudes and Perceptions About Covid 19 in Chile and the World

Join us on March 19th at 12PM PST for Sergio Godoy’s Presentation “WIP Chile 4.0: The Power of Attitudes and Perceptions About Covid 19 in Chile and the World” 
For the Zoom link, please register here.
Perhaps the main enemy in this pandemic is not the germ known as Covid-19 but ourselves. Rather, our perceptions about who to believe, about how we inform ourselves, our notions of being at risk of contagion,… Read More » “Sergio Godoy – WIP Chile 4.0: The Power of Attitudes and Perceptions About Covid 19 in Chile and the World”

January 29, 2021

Jeffrey Cole – Research Projects at the Center for the Digital Future

Join us on January 29th @ 12:00 pm PST for Jeffrey Cole’s overview of the research projects at the Center of the Digital Future.   
Jeffrey Cole, director of the Center of the Digital Future (https://www.digitalcenter.org) will outline current research coming out of the Center. The session will focus on:
1. The World Internet Project (WIP) Our 21 year and continuing tracking of digital in over 30 countries
2. Our about to be launched 5-year Covid Reset Project…. Read More » “Jeffrey Cole – Research Projects at the Center for the Digital Future”

December 3, 2020

The New Latin America: Fernando Calderon and Manuel Castells

Join us on December 3rd @10:00 am PST for Fernando Calderon and Manuel Castells’s Book Discussion, “The New Latin America” 
Register at: https://bit.ly/thenewlatinamerica
In their important new book, leading scholars Fernando Calderon (University of Cambridge and UNSAM Argentina) and Manuel Castells (University of Southern California) explain how new social movements, women, youth, indigenous people, and workers opened up new avenues of hope against the failures of neoliberalism and neo-developmentalism in Latin America during the first two decades of the 21st century…. Read More » “The New Latin America: Fernando Calderon and Manuel Castells”

November 10, 2020

You Know What Happened. But, Why Did It Happen? And, How Can We Make It Better by 2024?

Join us on November 10th @12:30pm for Jonathan Aronson’s post-election debriefing, “You Know What Happened. But, Why Did It Happen? And, How Can We Make It Better by 2024?” 
Jonathan Aronson is professor of communication at USC Annenberg and professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at USC Dornsife. Aronson writes on issues related to international communication policy and governance, disruption and innovation, and international trade and trade negotiations…. Read More » “You Know What Happened. But, Why Did It Happen? And, How Can We Make It Better by 2024?”

October 13, 2020

Data Colonialism and Its Discontents: Towards A Non-Aligned Technologies Movement

Join us on October 13th @12:30pm for Nick Couldry, Ulises Mejias, and Juan Ortiz Freuler’s discussion, “Data Colonialism and Its Discontents: Towards A Non-Aligned Technologies Movement.” 
In their new book, The Costs of Connection: How Data Colonizes Human Life and Appropriates it for Capitalism (Stanford University Press, August 2019), Couldry and Mejias argue that today’s transformations of social life through data must be grasped within the long historical arc of dispossession and extractivism,… Read More » “Data Colonialism and Its Discontents: Towards A Non-Aligned Technologies Movement”

October 6, 2020

Expert Panel on Internet Governance

Join us on Tuesday, October 6th @ 12:30 to meet the experts working in the Internet Governance field.
The Annenberg Research Network on International Communication (ARNIC) is inviting for a special session of its regular research seminar that will focus on emerging themes and ongoing challenges in Internet Governance. Please join us for a panel session with four emerging leaders in Internet Governance, organized and moderated by Doctoral Candidate Anna Loup. The panelists will discuss their current work,… Read More » “Expert Panel on Internet Governance”

September 22, 2020

Sharon Strover – Mind Games: Disinformation, Social Media and Protest

Join us on September 22nd @ 12:30pm for Sharon Strover’s talk, “Mind Games: Disinformation, Social Media and Protest”
Zoom Link: Join Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 970 8360 0127 Passcode: 382518; USC faculty/students can join by signing in their @usc.edu account)
This talk discusses some work-in-progress examining disinformation efforts in the US.  Starting with the IRA’s Facebook efforts in the 2016 elections, our team dove into the Russian IRA-placed Facebook ads and examined some of the actual messaging – which does not look the way a lot of people might expect…. Read More » “Sharon Strover – Mind Games: Disinformation, Social Media and Protest”

September 18, 2020

Michael D. Smith – THE ABUNDANT UNIVERSITY: How technology is remaking what, where, and how we learn

Join us on September 18th at 9:30 for Michael D. Smith’s discussion, “THE ABUNDANT UNIVERSITY: How technology is remaking what, where, and how we learn.”
Zoom Link: Join Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 965 4678 6615, Passcode: 131676; USC faculty/students can join by signing in their @usc.edu account)
Over the past quarter century new information technologies have transformed nearly every sector of our economy, upsetting the market power for firms, and creating abundant choice,… Read More » “Michael D. Smith – THE ABUNDANT UNIVERSITY: How technology is remaking what, where, and how we learn”

February 27, 2020

Olivia González and Sierra Bray – Power(ing) Up and Connecting in the Unequal Technopolis: Mobile Access and Charging from the Margins

Join us on Thursday, February 27th at 12:30 in ASC 236 for Olivia González and Sierra Bray’s talk about “Power(ing) Up and Connecting in the Unequal Technopolis: Mobile Access and Charging from the Margins”
In a paper co-authored with Matthew Bui (USC Annenberg), Olivia González and Sierra Bray examine the power structures and relations embedded in the physical and social infrastructures of an increasingly unequal and digital society by analyzing the ways in which mobile phones are integral access points to societal benefits and social connection…. Read More » “Olivia González and Sierra Bray – Power(ing) Up and Connecting in the Unequal Technopolis: Mobile Access and Charging from the Margins”