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An Evening with Manuel Castells The Provost’s Writers Series

An Evening with Manuel Castells The Provost’s Writers Series

Visions and Voices

  • Date:
    Tuesday, February 4, 2014
  • Time:
    7:00 PM
  • Venue:
    Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall
  • Cost:
    Book signing and reception to follow.

    Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP at the links below beginning Tuesday, January 14, at 9 a.m.

    USC Students, Staff and Faculty: To RSVP, click here.
    General Public: To RSVP, click here.

Summary:

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.

Description:

The Provost’s Writers Series highlights the extraordinary talents of USC authors. Throughout the year, Provost Elizabeth Garrett will host four evenings featuring USC faculty, who will read from and discuss their recent publications. The series will provide opportunities for students and the community to engage with USC authors, learn about the incredible diversity of their work and celebrate the written word.  

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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