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Dornsife Dialogues, hosted by the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, are conversations among leading scholars and distinguished alumni regarding a wide range of topics relevant to our world today. 

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Dornsife Dialogues, hosted by the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, are conversations among leading scholars and distinguished alumni regarding a wide range of topics relevant to our world today. 

    Climate Solutions: Engineering Earth’s Future

    Climate Solutions: Engineering Earth’s Future

    As climate change intensifies across the planet, attention is turning toward technologies that offer novel ways to decarbonize our economy and our atmosphere. These include options for capturing, storing, and reusing carbon, and geoengineering techniques that directly manipulate the Earth's climate and environment. These methods may provide a critical boost to our attempts to achieve ambitious climate goals. Yet, these solutions are not without their critics, who warn about unforeseen environ...

    • 59 min
    NATO at 75: Future of the Alliance

    NATO at 75: Future of the Alliance

    Marking the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) 75th anniversary, USC Dornsife scholars examine the transatlantic alliance’s evolution from a Cold War bulwark to its current role. Is it time to strengthen, transform, or even retire it?Our political science and global security scholars convened for a critical dialogue on NATO's relevance and future as the next U.S. presidential election approaches. With:Robert English, associate professor of international relations, Slavic languag...

    • 59 min
    The Bard Unbound: Shakespeare Revisited

    The Bard Unbound: Shakespeare Revisited

    Join us for a compelling discussion on the enduringly popular playwright, William Shakespeare. Four centuries after his final curtain call, his influence still resonates deeply in our culture, our language, and our understanding of human nature.We'll explore the man behind the myth, the truths and misconceptions that have shaped his portrayal in popular culture, how race influences the interpretation of his plays, and the indelible mark his words have left on the English languageHow did a chi...

    • 59 min
    Digital Detox: Strategies for Social Media Sanity

    Digital Detox: Strategies for Social Media Sanity

    In this age of constant connectivity, social media has become more than just a means of expressing ourselves and connecting with others. The powerful algorithms that underpin these platforms are shaping how we communicate with others, what information we take in, and our perceptions of events (and ourselves). Its pervasive presence has brought a maze of challenges that have impacted our mental well-being.Join us for an engaging conversation regarding the intersection of social media and stres...

    • 58 min
    The Independent Voter Surge

    The Independent Voter Surge

    In a groundbreaking shift, more voters now identify as independent than with any specific political party. This evolution is predominantly driven by millennials and Gen Z voters, who often prioritize issues over party allegiance. Many people also feel a growing disconnect or disillusionment with the traditional parties.Join us for an enlightening discussion regarding the profound implications of this pivotal change. How could it redefine the political landscape and mold future campaigns? Is t...

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    Unmasking Horror Movies

    Unmasking Horror Movies

    Dive deep into the shadows of cinema with us as we explore the captivating world of horror films. Originating from the haunting tales of the late 1800s, the horror genre has not only stood the test of time but has flourished, spawning billion-dollar franchises and passionate fan conventions. But beyond the spine-tingling suspense and heart-pounding scares, what deeper truths do these films unveil about our society?Discover:The hidden allure: Why do audiences keep coming back for more?The mirr...

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