The acclaimed author of the Rise of Network Society, Professor Manual CastellsÂ will be speaking at LSE on 9th July and launching his new book ‘Communication Power’.Â I can’t wait for this one; I have wanted to hear Castells speak for years.Â As a PhD candidate in the late ’90s, Castells changed how I though about nations and globalism and the way I interact with the world (perhaps I am not the only one!). His main contention is that the logic of globalism is networks; not geographic based industrial capitalism that defined most of the 20th Century.Â A wonderful scholar; hope to see you there!
Thursday 9 July, 6.30-8pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
LSE Summer School lecture with the Department of Media and Communications and POLIS present:
SPEAKER: Professor Manuel Castells
CHAIR: Professor Robin Mansell
This event marks the launch of Manuel Castells latest book, Communication Power, in which he analyses the transformation of the global media industry by the revolution in communication technologies. Manuel Castells is university professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair Professor of Communication Technology and Society at the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and research professor of information society at the Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona.
Info: Ticket from 10am on Tuesday 30 June at www.lse.ac.uk/events or by calling 020 7955 6100.