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Saturday, April 13 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Entertainment, Information, and Addiction: Our New Digital, Social World - Conversation 1135 - REQUIRES TICKET

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Social media, digital entertainment, online shopping, and apps of all kinds make our lives easier and more fun. They also connect us and create new hybrid cultures in ways that were never imagined even a decade ago. But how much is too much? And what is the cost? This extensive and esteemed panel will discuss our relationships with our beloved digital devices, including ethical implications and issues with addiction.

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Varun Soni

Soni is the dean of Religious Life at USC, a University Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Public Diplomacy, and a member of the State Bar of California and the American Academy of Religion. He serves on the advisory board for the Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement and is the... Read More →

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Ali Abbas

Ali E. Abbas is Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Professor of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. He also serves as the Director of the Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making, and previously directed the Center for Risk and Economic... Read More →
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Julie Albright

Dr. Julie Albright is a sociologist specializing in digital culture and communications and is currently a lecturer in the departments of Applied Psychology and Engineering at USC. She is also a sought after keynote speaker for her insights, and has given talks for major data center... Read More →
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David Craig

David Craig is Clinical Associate Professor at USC Annenberg's School for Communication and Journalism and a Fellow at the Peabody Media Center. Craig is also a veteran media producer and executive nominated for many Emmy Awards and responsible for over thirty critically-acclaimed... Read More →

Saturday April 13, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Wallis Annenberg Hall Presented by USC, Signing Area 10