University of Wisconsin–Madison
“I shall never be content until the beneficent influence of the University reaches every home in the state.” - UW President Charles Van Hise 1904
The Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building in autumn.

Fall 2019

TUESDAYS | 6:00PM | 1111 GENETICS-BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER | 425 HENRY MALL | LIVE STREAM

This semester we are honored to hear from excellent speakers during our lecture series. Below you will find the schedule of the speakers and more information about their lecture.

LIST OF SPEAKERS AND TOPICS

Introduction to the Wisconsin Idea:
September 10thJ. David Hoeveler, “The Wisconsin Idea: At the Political Crossroads”

The Wisconsin Idea and Education of the Citizenry:
September 17Harry Brighouse, “Strengthening Education Outcomes”
September 24Dean Diana Hess, “Higher Education as Preparation for Political and Civic Engagement”

Enacting the Public Mission
October 1Jake Vander Zanden, “Limnology and the Wisconsin Idea”
October 8Douglas Maynard, “Why and How Understanding the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder Embodies the Wisconsin Idea”
October 15Steven Ventura, Monica White, and Greg Lawless, “Engagement with Food and Agricultural Systems”

Inclusion and the Wisconsin Idea
October 22: Benny Witkovsky, “The Local Periphery: Small Cities and the Politics of Exclusion”
October 29Gloria Ladson-Billings, “Educating all of Wisconsin’s Students?”

Democracy and Engagement with the Citizenry:
November 5: Katherine Cramer, “The Local Voices Network: Community-Driven Listening to Strengthen Democracy”
November 12: Dietram Scheufele, “From CRISPR to AI: What Happens When Sifting and Winnowing has to Involve More than Science?”
November 19: Movie “Outsourced: The New Wisconsin Idea
November 26: Evan Polman, “Power and Nudging: A Behavioral Science Approach to Helping People”

Democracy, Inclusion and the Wisconsin Idea Revisited:
December 3: Erin Barbato, “Immigrants in Contemporary Society and the Wisconsin Idea”
December 10: Ada Deer and Larry Nesper, “Native American Experiences and the Wisconsin Idea”

Video recordings of each public lecture will be posted to the web page of that specific speaker within a week of the lecture. Links to all archived videos and the live stream will be found at each speaker’s page on this website.