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Santosh K. Patra – Politics as “Popular Culture” & its Digital Manifestation: An Indian State Election & a Few Twitter #Hashtag trends

September 21, 2019

Join us on Friday, September 27th at 12:30 in ASC 236 for Santosh K.Patra’s discussion, “Politics as “Popular Culture” & its Digital Manifestation: An Indian State Election & a Few Twitter #Hashtag trends” The debate over “popular” and “culture”, has always led to the subjective explanation of individual and social practices. However, the question w.r.t. “popular for whom,…

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ARNIC Information Seminar

September 9, 2019

If you are interested in learning more about the work of the Annenberg Research Network on International Communication (ARNIC), please come to the information/planning seminar that will take place on Thursday, September 12 from 1-2pm in ASC 230. During this seminar, ARNIC faculty and students will discuss their ongoing research projects, including our work with…

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Sunghan Ryu — The Effect of Crowdfunding Success on Subsequent Financing Outcomes of Start-ups: A Signaling Theory Perspective

August 27, 2019

Join us on September 03 at 12:30 in ASC 225 for Sunghan Ryu’s discussion, “The Effect of Crowdfunding Success on Subsequent Financing Outcomes of Start-ups: A Signaling Theory Perspective.” From the perspective of signaling theory, this study examines how the receipt of crowdfunding (compared with angel investing) is associated with start-ups’ subsequent financing outcomes. Data…

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Kevin Werbach — April 18 — The Blockchain as a New Architecture of Trust

March 22, 2019

Join us on April 18 at 12:30 in ASC 236 for Kevin Werbach’s discussion, “The Blockchain as a New Architecture of Trust.” Trust in established institutions is collapsing. Is the much-hyped blockchain a solution, a symptom that will make the problem worse, a fantasy, or something else entirely? Wharton professor Kevin Werbach, author of The Blockchain and the New…

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Gwen Shaffer – April 4 – Digital dichotomy: Municipal policy aimed at attracting tech companies while bridging the digital divide

March 1, 2019

Join us on April 4 at 12:30 in ASC 236 for Gwen Shaffer’s discussion, “Digital dichotomy: Municipal policy aimed at attracting tech companies while bridging the digital divide.” The city of Long Beach is striving to become a high-tech hub, and laying the groundwork to transform itself into “Silicon Beach.” The second largest city in L.A. County—with a population of…

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Ming Curran — “Ethnic Supply and Cosmopolitan Demand: italki and the Online Gig Economy for Language” — March 7

February 24, 2019

Join us on March 7 at 12:30 in ASC 236 for Ming Curran’s discussion, “Ethnic Supply and Cosmopolitan Demand: italki and the Online Gig Economy for Language.”  Curran’s talk discusses research Ming has previously conducted on italki, focusing on the intersection of nation, race, and language in teachers’ profiles and marketing strategies. It also introduces ongoing research on italki, conducted…

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Dustin Phillips — “IGF-USA on the road: The role of emerging scholars in shaping Internet governance” — February 21

February 14, 2019

Join us on February 21 at 12:30 in ANN 310 (please note different building and room than usual) for Dustin Phillips’s discussion, “IGF-USA on the road: The role of emerging scholars in shaping Internet governance.” The Internet impacts nearly every aspect of society in both positive and negative ways. As we look ahead at how we are shaping the future…

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Jieun Park — “Flying Internet for the Unwired – How to Implement Sky-Streaming Internet in the Developing World” — 2/7/19

January 30, 2019

Join us on February 7 at 12:30 in ASC 236 for Jieun Park’s’s discussion, “Flying Internet for the Unwired – How to Implement Sky-Streaming Internet in the Developing World.” Jieun Park, a visiting scholar at USC ARNIC this semester, received Ph.D. in Journalism & Mass Communication from Korea University. She has research experience in broad fields including ICT innovation,…

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January 24, Gabriel Laender — “Blockchain for Policy: A Pragmatic Assessment”

January 14, 2019

Join us on January 24 at 12:30 in ASC 236 for Gabriel Laender’s discussion, “Blockchain for Policy: a Pragmatic Assessment.” Gabriel Laender is a Brazilian attorney, ICT researcher and legal tech entrepreneur. He was policy advisor to the Strategic Affairs Secretariat of the President´s Office (SAE), and later became telecommunication advisor to the Chief of…

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November 8, Tianshu Sun (USC Marshall): Displaying Things in Common to Encourage Friendship Formation

October 1, 2018

Join us on November 8 to hear Dr. Tianshu Sun (University of Southern California Marshall School of Business). Tianshu Sun’s research conducted in collaboration with leading private and public sector platforms addresses how firms can use business analytics and large-scale field experiments in conjunction with big data to improve business decisions. His current research focuses on understanding 1) how digital…

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