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Curriculum Vitae

1990    Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley
1983    M.S., City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley
1981    Diplôme d'Ingénieur Civil, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées

François Bar is Professor of Communication in the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California. He is a steering committee member of the Annenberg Research Network on International Communication and serves on the Annenberg Innovation Lab research council. His research and teaching explore the social and economic impacts of information technologies, with a specific focus on telecommunication policy, user-driven innovation and technology appropriation. His most recent work examines the potential of information technology for economic, social and cultural development, in places ranging from East Africa to Latin America and South Los Angeles. He is co-Editor in Chief of Information Technologies and International Development (ITID).