Events archive 2003

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Can the Internet Economy be Governed, and if so, How?

Public lecture by William Melody

Thursday 1 May 2003
Time: 6.30 pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, LSE.

William Melody is a visiting professor at Media@lse; the Centre for Information and Communication Technologies, Technical University of Denmark; and the LINK Centre, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. He is managing director of the multi-university collaborative LIRNE.NET| and editor of the Policy Forum section of info. He has been a major contributor to the communication policy reform process around the world since its inception.


The Global Landscape of News: time and space in the work of foreign correspondents

Public lecture by Professor Ulf Hannerz

14 October 2003
Time: 6.30 pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, LSE

The Department of Media and Communications is delighted to welcome Professor Hannerz of Stockholm University who during October 2003 will be a STICERD Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow based in the Department. Professor Hannerz's work on cosmopolitanism, urban culture, and cultural theory is very widely known within anthropology, sociology and cultural studies. He is the author of many books including Soulside: Inquiries into Ghetto Culture and Community (1969), Exploring the City (1980), Cultural Complexity (1992), and Transnational Connections (1996).

On Tuesday October 14 he will give a public lecture in LSE's Hong Kong Theatre (6.30pm) on 'The Global Landscape of News: Time and Space in the Work of Foreign Correspondents' when he will reflect on his recent fieldwork on the work of foreign correspondents in Japan, South Africa and elsewhere. This lecture will also be the launch of LSE's new MSc Culture and Society, a joint venture of the Department of Media and Communications and the Department of Sociology.

Professor Hannerz is also giving an informal seminar on cosmopolitanism in the Department's Research Seminar series on Thursday 9 October at 5 pm in the Graham Wallas Room at LSE.

For further details of both talks, contact Jean Morris (|)


Business and Society Beyond 2015

Third Annual Dixons Public Lecture
Tuesday 11 November 2003
Time: 6pm
Venue: Old Theatre Old Building
Speaker: Ian Pearson
Discussant: Professor Robin Mansell
Chair: Professor Henrietta Moore

Convergence between nanotech, biotech, artificial intelligence and information technology will dramatically change business and society over the next two decades. Entire industry sectors will be challenged, but jobs based mostly on human interaction will thrive.

Ian Pearson| is a futurologist at BT Exact. He tracks technology developments across the field of information and communication technologies and develops future scenarios for British Telecom.

Professor Robin Mansell is Dixons Chair in New Media at LSE.