The Polis is in the organisation of the people as it arises out of their acting and speaking together, no matter where they happen to be.
Hannah Arendt

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Upcoming events


'So Then Its Farewell': Sir Christopher Meyer in Conversation with Raymond Snoddy
6.30 - 8 London College of Communications, Elephant and Castle 12 Jan, 2009
POLIS, in parternship with The Media Society a... read more

Clay Shirky

Here Comes Everbody: How change happens when people come together
6.30-8 Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE 03 Feb, 2009
Charlie Beckett , the Director of POLIS, will ... read more

Robin Mansell

The Internet and Its Myriad Ways: An Asian Perspective
6.30 - 8 Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House 10 Feb, 2009
Chaired by Professor Robin Mansell , POLIS Adv... read more


Why did nobody tell us? Reporting the Global Crash of ‘08
6.30 - 8 Old Theatre, Old Building, London School of Economics 23 Feb, 2009
On Monday 23rd February from 6.30 - 8 , POL... read more


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Here Comes Everbody: How change happens when people come together

Clay Shirky 6.30-8 Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE Date: 03 Feb, 2009

Charlie Beckett, the Director of POLIS, will host a lecture by Professor Clay Shirky, to discuss the burgeoning online social explosion and ask what the implications are when people are given tools to work together, without needing traditional organizational structures.

Clay Shirky is a Professor at New York University's interactive telecommunications programme, and has consulted for many companies, including Nokia, Procter and Gamble, the BBC and the US Navy.

This event starts at 6.30 and finishes at and is free and open to all. For more information please contact