A two-day symposium titled Africa and the Information Society will be held on April 7-8, 2015. This symposium will bring together people from across the University of South Carolina campus to focus on issues related to Africa and the Information Society. There are two intended outcomes of this symposium:
To provide an overview of the information society in Africa and its impacts/challenges to USC faculty with interests in Sub-Saharan Africa; and
To create intellectual and social space for people to meet and discuss possibilities of interdisciplinary research across the University.
Topics will include economics of the information society, politics and corruption, impact of technology, gender issues, and more. USC faculty and students who are interested in the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs) and economic, political, social, and cultural factors are invited to attend and participate. The two-day event will allow USC researchers to hear overviews of the African continent as it relates to information, including several notable keynote speakers.