Politics, Power & War: Lessons from Military Leaders
Military action in Ancient Greece and present-day Iraq may seem worlds apart, but both featured generals who single-handedly saved their nations from defeat in war, offering important lessons on the nature of consensus, leadership and destiny. In a Visions and Voices signature event hosted by President C. L. Max Nikias, leading military historian and Stanford professor Victor Davis Hanson will discuss these ideas and more. Hansonís most recent book, The Savior Generals, brilliantly explores the nature of leadership through biographies of five generals—Themistocles, Belisarius, William Tecumseh Sherman, Matthew Ridgway and David Petraeus. Donít miss this fascinating look at the power, controversy and dramatic feats of commanders who changed the course of war and history. The event will be held on Monday, January 27, 2014, at 7 p.m. in Town and Gown. For more info, click here.
L.A. Art and Culture
Homer’s epic poem roars back to life in a contemporary new telling. Obie Award winner Lisa Peterson directs two-time Tony Award winner Denis O’Hare in this stunning show that captures the grief and glory of the battle for Troy.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 6:15 PM - 11:30 PM
Explore the intersections of scientific knowledge and artistic innovation with Dan Goods and David Delgado of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and USC professors Clifford Johnson and Holly Willis. They will reflect on how the arts provide unexpected ways of interpreting the cosmos and how the sciences are transforming the arts.
Friday, January 24, 2014 4:00 PM
In the first new Met Falstaff since 1964, Robert Carsen directs Ambrogio Maestri as the brilliant and blustery Sir John Falstaff opposite a marvelous ensemble including Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe, Lisette Oropesa and Franco Vassallo. Music Director James Levine, an undisputed master of Falstaff, conducts.
Saturday, January 25, 2014 12:00 PM
Celebrating USC's Core Values