LA Confidential: Discovering the DNA of a Global City

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism (ASC), 207
3502 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089

As geopolitics and economies shift toward the Pacific Rim, Los Angeles is poised to play a key role in addressing common global challenges, from climate change and immigration, to the health and well-being of our citizens. With its growing profile on the world stage, it is essential that Los Angeles, both its citizens and government, develop a deeper understanding of the foundations of the city’s global engagement.

So, what are the experiences and narratives that have shaped LA’s global identity and why do they matter? This event, featuring a panel of USC experts, will explore the narratives, urban landscapes and practices that make LA a truly global city.

Juan de Lara, Thomas Gustafson, and Varun Soni will examine what makes Los Angeles global from a range of perspectives, including architecture, faith, race, class, literature, and pop culture. Co-sponsored by the USC Office of Religious Life.

This event will be streamed via FB Live.

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Event Highlights


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus






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