Despite a boom in digital devices, not everyone has equal access to them. As even more devices connect to the Internet, will knowledge and wealth inequality increase?
During a roundtable discussion with AFLSE DC, Robin Mansell - Professor of New Media and the Internet in LSE's Media and Communications Department - will share her research on this subject. Professor Mansell will explore how digital governance can mitigate risk in social, political, and economic contexts.
Her lecture will be followed by an interactive Q&A. Light refreshments will be served throughout the event. Register here and learn more below!
See you soon,
Chair, AFLSE DC
Inequality in the Digital World
A Conversation with LSE Professor Robin Mansell
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Hosted by Dennis Horn (M.S. Planning Studies)
Holland & Knight LLP
The Board Room (11th Floor)
800 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Free for AFLSE members
$10 for non-members
Click here to register
About the Speaker
Robin Mansell is Professor of New Media and the Internet in the Department of Media and Communication. She has training in several social science disciplines including psychology, social psychology, politics and economics and is a strong advocate of interdisciplinary research when it builds on the strengths of disciplinary inquiry. Her research and teaching focus on the governance of digital media and communications, the social, economic and policy issues arising from innovations in digital technologies, the interactions between technical design and the structure of markets, and sources of regulatory effectiveness and failure.
In addition to teaching and research she has been involved in many aspects of School life including the Research Development Panel and the Council Nominations Committee. She served as interim Deputy Director and Provost 2015-16 and was academic Governor 2005-2010 and Head of the Department of Media and Communications 2006 - 2009.
She is Standing Selection Committee member, Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE), Canada, member ESRC Peer Review College 2015-19, member Scientific Advisory Council, LIRNEAsia, Sri Lanka, and Chair, International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Clearinghouse for Public Statements and member, IAMCR Scholarly Review and Budget and Finance committees, having served as IAMCR President 2004 - 2008. She was Trustee, Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at Sussex 1999 -2009.