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Discussions

At UCLA, we believe in the open exchange of ideas and constructive dialogue. The Optimist conversation series brings together the university’s renowned scholars, world-class scientists and accomplished alumni for in-depth discussions on the topics of the day.

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Life in the Future

NPR Arts Desk senior editor Nina Gregory, co-founder of Siri and Viv Labs Adam Cheyer and Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Wasserman Dean of UCLA’s School of Education & Information Studies, discuss evolutions in culture, artificial intelligence and the cities of the future.

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The Power of Mentors

President & COO of the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks Christine Simmons, UCLA evolutionary biologist Paul Barber and renowned gang expert Jorja Leap discuss the art and science of mentorship.

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