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Lecture: 'Global Communications Networks Since 1800'

Event Details

February 1, 2018
4:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center

Room: Third Floor Communication Hub

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available

How should global communications networks be coordinated?  This question has challenged public figures from the eighteenth century to the present. In this illustrated lecture, Columbia University professor Richard R. John explores the cultural and ideological norms that have shaped global communications—mail, cable, telecommunications, broadcasting, and the Internet.

Special attention will be given to the evolution of distinctive political-economic regimes, the shifting international role of the United States, and the evolving relationship of governments, corporations, and international organizations.


The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.