Facebook co-founder and North Carolina native Chris Hughes is coming back to his home state, where he's scheduled to give a talk on how social media has transformed the state of communications.
Hughes will be at North Carolina State University's Stewart Theater on Monday to give the Harrelson Lecture.
It was announced recently that the Hickory native is buying a majority stake in The New Republic, a magazine founded nearly a century ago. The 28-year-old will serve as the magazine's publisher and editor-in-chief.
After helping Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskowitz start Facebook in 2004, Hughes joined Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2007.
He later founded Jumo.com, a social network to connect nonprofits with people who want to help them. Jumo was acquired by Good, another platform for nonprofits.