An Evening with Manuel Castells

Provost's Writers Series

02/04/2014: 19:00 - 23:59

University Park Campus




Manuel Castells, the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at USC, is one of the world’s most cited communications scholars. He will discuss his most recent book,Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Internet Age.

Manuel Castells is University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at USC. One of the world’s most cited communications scholars, he was awarded the 2012 Holberg Prize for having “shaped our understanding of the political dynamics of urban and global economies in the network society.” In a distinguished, international academic career, he has authored dozens of books, including the acclaimed trilogy The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture. Castells’s most recent book, Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Internet Age, explores how the Internet and wireless technology have shaped contemporary social movements from the Arab Spring to Spain’s indignados to the Occupy movement. He will discuss his work followed by a conversation with USC University Professor and historian Kevin Starr.

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