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What Can the Ancient World Teach Us About Globalization?

Image courtesy of National Geographic Creative.

A Zócalo/Getty Villa "Open Art" Event
Moderated by Margot Roosevelt, Economy Reporter, Orange County Register
The Getty Villa
Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater
17985 Pacific Coast Hwy
Los Angeles, CA 90272
Guests must either be dropped off or park on-site at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway. Parking is $10, and the main gate will open at 6:00 PM to ticketed guests only.

Today’s fierce backlash against globalization raises hard questions. What does greater connectedness across borders mean for our jobs, our national identities, our culture, and our governments? These are profound concerns—but they are not new ones. The ancient Greek and Roman worlds saw increasing flows of objects, people, and ideas that created a broader international consciousness—and no small amount of dislocation and turmoil. How did the ancients respond to these phenomena? Can the ancients offer us any lessons for addressing conflict and easing disruption in the globalized 21st century? New York University classics scholar Roger Bagnall, UC Santa Barbara sociologist and global studies scholar Jan Nederveen Pieterse, and Stanford classical philologist Grant Parker visit Zócalo to reckon with timeless questions of globalization.

Please note this program will be held outdoors.

Admission limited to guests who have registered in advance.