The Getty Villa
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Outdoors in the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater
Admission: Free; ticket required. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Get Tickets" button below. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis.
Parking fee: $15, $10 after 3:00 p.m.
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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. Laura Trevelyan, correspondent for BBC News, moderates.

Planning your visit
The main gate on Pacific Coast Highway opens to ticketed guests at 6:00 p.m. Seating is open and on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests arriving late will be seated at the discretion of Getty staff. The galleries will be open before and after the program. A selection of light "grab 'n go" dinner fare as well as beer and wine are available for purchase at the Café until 7:15 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be served following the program. This event takes place outdoors; please dress accordingly.


How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.