Dissonance Event Series

Dissonance U-M Speaker Series

About Dissonance

Technology, policy, privacy, security, and law are ever increasingly intertwined in all facets of life and society. This holds especially true in higher education, where these subjects underpin and enable how universities, including the University of Michigan, fulfill their teaching, learning, research, and clinical missions.

The Dissonance Event Series brings programming and events that strives to:

  • Engage the university community on timely topics of a national and global perspective.
  • Connect faculty, researchers and students across multiple campuses.
  • Increase university-wide multidisciplinary research, teaching, and discourse.
  • Provoke thought and discourse, and have fun along the way.

If you would like to be informed of future Dissonance events, please add your name to our email list. You are also invited to suggest a topic or a speaker for future Dissonance events.

Recent Event: The Feeling of Being Watched

When journalist Assia Boundaoui investigates rumors of surveillance in her Arab American neighborhood in Chicago, she uncovers one of the largest FBI terrorism probes conducted before 9/11 and reveals its enduring impact on the community.

Dissonance presented a free viewing of The Feeling of Being Watched, and a discussion with film's director and Knight-Wallace fellow Assia Boundaoui. Conversation was facilitated by Wallace House Director Lynette Clemetson, and joined by Roya Ensafi and Tanisha Afnan.

Find out about viewing the movie and discussion with the director.