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Professor Manuel Castells to speak at Tehran universities

TEHRAN, May 15 (Mehr News Agency) -- Professor Manuel Castells is traveling to Tehran to give lectures at two Tehran universities. Castells, the author of the book "Information Age", teaches sociology and city and regional planning at the University of California, Berkley.

He is scheduled to make a speech on information technology, communications, and global attitudes at Allameh Tabatabaii University on May 22, and the next day he is to discuss the internet, economy, and society at Amir Kabir University.

His three-volume book "The End of the Millennium, The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture" has been translated into Persian and published by Tarh-e No Publications.

"Conversations with Manuel Castells" has also been published by Ney Publications.

Manuel Castells was born in 1942 in Hellin, Albacete, Spain. After completing a doctorate in sociology at the University of Paris, he taught at the university between 1967 and 1979.

In 1979, he was appointed professor of sociology and professor of city and regional planning at the University of California, Berkeley.

In 2001, he also became a research professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona. In 2003 he joined the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School for Communication as a professor of communication and the first Wallis Annenberg endowed Chair of Communication and Technology.

He is a founding member of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy and a senior member of the Center's Faculty Advisory Council. Castells is also a member of the Annenberg Research Network on International Communication.

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