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UCLA's '10 Questions'

From Oct. 5 to Dec. 7, 2020 take part in the third installment of the School of the Arts and Architecture's "10 Questions" conversation series as some of UCLA's most fascinating artists, choreographers, musicians, curators and more discuss love, justice and everything in between against the backdrop of COVID-19, global warming and even the presidential election. 

You'll also get to listen to them discuss their work and what it means now. 

Find the full lineup of questions and panelists on the #UCLAarts website.

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In the seventh conversation of UCLA’s “10 Questions: Reckoning” series, chemistry professor Neil Garg, writer and director Dominic Taylor and cognitive psychologist and author Scott Weems, explore the question, "What is Humor?"
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What is Love? A Writer, Artist, and Teacher Consider Love from All Perspectives

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Anna Spain Bradley: How Can We Be More Inclusive? 

Anna Spain Bradley, UCLA's new vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, says it's imperative that we sit down and have conversations with people we disagree with. 
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Words of Love and Protest with Artist Sharon Hayes

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Can Online Avatars Define Us? Animator Jenna Caravello Dives Into This, the Art of Online Storytelling and Pepe the Frog

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Finding Hope in Interesting Places with a Horror Writer, Jazz Icon and Technology Scholar

In the fifth conversation of UCLA’s “10 Questions: Reckoning” series, Herbie Hancock, Tananarive Dueand Ramesh Srinivasan explore the question, "What is Hope?"
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