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Communications in a Global Age

What are the challenges facing the media in a global age?
Lecture Friday 1 December
6.30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, Houghton Street
Conference Saturday 2 December
9.15am-5.30pm, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, Aldwych

A free, public lecture on Friday 1 December by LSE Director Professor Anthony Giddens, and a one-day conference on Saturday 2 December at the School, will discuss issues such as national cultures, the impact of the internet and global e-democracy.

These events, sponsored by Bloomberg, mark the launch of the new MSc Global Media and Communications programme which Media@LSE is jointly offering with the Annenberg School of Communications, University of Southern California.

Professor Giddens' lecture takes place at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, LSE, and is open to all. An all-day conference on Saturday 2 December, Managing the Global II, will be held in LSE's Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, Aldwych from 9.15am - 5.30pm. The programme schedule is as follows.

Session 1: Geographies of Multimedia and the Internet

  • Peter Monge (USC): Spatial-Temporal Dynamics of Globalisation and the Internet
  • Andy Pratt (LSE): Creating Sticky Spaces for New Media Production

Session 2: Cultures and Divisions

  • David Held (LSE): National Cultures and Globalisation
  • Sandra Ball-Rokeach( USC): Information Technology and Equality: beyond the digital divide

Session 3: Organisation and Exploitation

  • Janet Fulk (USC): Global Networks Organisations
  • Tom Hollihan (USC): Exploiting the Internet

Session 4: Democracy and War

  • Stephen Coleman (LSE): Global E-democracy
  • Jonathan Aronson (USC): Europe -vs- the United States: the war over third generation wireless standards


NOTE: If you would like to attend either or both events please contact Carol Whitwill, tel: 020 7955 6490 or email: c.whitwill@lse.ac.uk.|

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21 November 2000