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Crossroads of Ideas examines the health of our democracy

Jeanan Yasiri Moe
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UW experts weigh in with a status check at December 7 talk

MADISON, Wis. – The pivotal November elections were held a month ago. What have they revealed about the state of our democracy? UW–Madison experts share their insights on Monday, December 7, at 5 p.m. in a virtual Crossroads of Ideas discussion moderated by Michael Wagner of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Wagner says, “It is a privilege to help lead a conversation among such pathbreaking and vital scholars who are shedding new light on how our people, public servants and lawmakers are experiencing this critical moment. We’ll discuss where the United States is at our healthiest and most distressing, what factors are causing these outcomes and what we might be able to do about it.”

The December 7 webinar will feature:

The Crossroads of Ideas program is a public lecture series that addresses vital social science topics. The series generally is held in-person at the Discovery Building on the UW–Madison campus. More at discovery.wisc.edu/crossroads.

“The goal of the Crossroads of Ideas series is to promote dialog between the community and UW-Madison researchers on pressing issues that impact our lives,” says Laura Heisler, WARF’s director of programming. “Presidential elections are mile markers in our society, and this year’s was distinctive in many ways. We are fortunate to have tremendous expertise on our campus in many aspects of both electoral politics and additional factors affecting civil society, and to be able to connect with the community through this series.”

About WARF
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) helps steward the cycle of research, discovery, commercialization and investment for the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Founded in 1925 as an independent, nonprofit foundation, WARF manages more than 2,000 patents and an investment portfolio as it funds university research, obtains patents for campus discoveries and licenses inventions to industry. For more information, visit warf.org.