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Politics and power in the network society

Manuel Castells will give a Miliband Lecture on Politics and Power in the Network Society at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Thursday 18 March.

Manuel Castells is research professor of information society, Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Barcelona, and Wallis Annenberg Chair Professor of Communication Technology and Society at Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Professor Castells has published widely, including 20 books, and over 100 articles in academic journals. Among his various distinctions and awards, he was appointed to the European Academy in 1994, and was a member of the European Commission's High Level Expert Group on the Information Society in 1995-97. He has been an adviser to Unesco, International Labour Office, United Nations Development Program, and the governments of Chile (Allende administration), Mexico, France, Ecuador, the Russian Federation, Brazil, Portugal, and Spain.

Professor David Held, LSE, will chair the event.

Politics and Power in the Network Society is on Thursday 18 March at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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A limited number of press tickets are available. Members of the press, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk|  

Notes

This lecture is part of the Miliband Programme and is a Miliband Lecture on Culture in the Age of Global Communications.

The Miliband Programme was set up in 1996 through a generous, anonymous benefaction to the LSE from a former PhD student, who had been inspired by 'Ralph Miliband's contribution to social thought'. He specified that the funding be used in memory of his friend and mentor 'to advance his spirit of free social inquiry' and diversity of thought that has always been the hallmark of the LSE.

The donor's wishes to continue Ralph Miliband's intellectual tradition are being carried out through a combination public lecture series and the appointment of visiting teaching Fellows. These fellows also give public lectures at the LSE.

11 March 2004

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