No other advance preparation is needed; this event will be recorded.
Our first Summer Salon Series event will be a discussion of the film Arrival(2016) directed by Denis Villeneuve, a story about a linguistics professor (played by Amy Adams) who attempts to communicate with extraterrestrial visitors that suddenly arrive in 12 locations across the globe (trailer available here). Professor Rachel Myrick (Political Science) will moderate an informal discussion on reactions to the film and what it reveals about prospects for international coordination and cooperation during times of crisis. Participants should watch Arrival in advance of the session. No other advance preparation is needed; the event will be recorded.
Available to stream through Duke University Libraries
Also available to rent for low fee on many streaming services, including Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play, and Apple TV.
AGS is excited to announce a four part Summer Salon Series to bring students and alums together to discuss films and books with a national security twist. Read and watch in advance and then gather to engage!
#1 May 19: Professor Rachel Myrick, Arrival directed by Denis Villeneuve
#2 June 16: Professor Tim Nichols, The New Rules of War by Sean McFate
#3 July 14: Professor David Schanzer, The Social Dilemma directed by Jeff Orlowski
#4 August 11: Professor Simon Miles, A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre