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STIAS Public Lecture: Manuel Castells – Rethinking Development in the Global Information Age: Implications for Africa

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Public Lecture:

Rethinking Development in the Global Information Age: Implications for Africa


Date and time:     Thursday, 5 June 16h30

Venue:                   Auditorium, Wallenberg Research Centre

Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS)

Presenter:             Manuel Castells

Manuel Castells will present a public lecture on his forthcoming book called: Reconceptualising Development in the Global Information Age (to be published by Oxford University Press, August 2014). The book is informed by a project which brought together an international network of distinguished academic researchers engaged in an empirically grounded reflection of the transformation of the values that redefine development. The study covers case studies of Europe, California, Latin America, China and South Africa.

Manuel Castells is Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), in Barcelona. In addition he is an 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. He is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, and Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught for 24 years.  Castells is a permanent visiting fellow of STIAS where he will be resident during May/June 2014.



For further information contact Marthie van Niekerk @ [email protected]

Deadline for RSVP: Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Date and time

Thursday, 5 June 2014

16:30 – 17:30​

All times are in SAST (UTC+2)


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