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Jorge Schement – Salsa, Piñatas, and La Migra: Latinos and the Challenges of Information Policy

Thursday, April 30, 2009
12:30 pm


Sherrerd Hall, 3rd floor open space
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States + Google Map

Food and discussion begins at 12:30 pm. Everyone invited.

At the very moment in history when Latinos attain the title “largest minority,” they arrive in an economy and society defined by an overarching asset – information – and a dominating medium for its delivery – telecommunications. In the 21st century, telecommunications will serve as the primary pathway to economic participation, political participation, and social participation – the three avenues to equality in American society. For Latinos, however, that pathway may not stretch clear and straight. This presentation examines that tension, and proposes a telecommunications policy agenda concentrating on those developments that will most directly confront Latinos in the first decades of the 21st century.

Jorge Reina Schement Bio
Distinguished Professor
Dean, School of Communication, Information and Library Studies
Professor of Public Policy
Professor of Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Rutgers University