UW experts weigh in with the latest status check at February 18 talk
Jeanan Yasiri Moe
Director of Strategic Communications
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MADISON, Wis. – Our country has been through tremendous upheaval since the November elections. Join us as we revisit issues related to the health of the U.S. democracy in the wake of recent events, including the electoral college vote, the January 6 attack on the Capitol, the inauguration and the first few weeks of the new Biden administration.
On Thursday, February 18, at 5 p.m., UW experts return to share their insights in a virtual Crossroads of Ideas discussion moderated by Michael Wagner of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Wagner says, “I’m thrilled to reignite the amazing discussion we had in December about the health of our democracy. As a nation, we have lived through extraordinary, historic events these past few weeks, and how we understand and react to these times will have a deep and lasting consequences for all of us in the years to come.”
The February 18 webinar will feature:
- Franciska Coleman, Law School
- Lewis Friedland, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
- Kenneth Mayer, Political Science
- Eleanor Neff Powell, Political Science
- Manuel Teodoro, La Follette School of Public Affairs
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.
“As a community, we are so fortunate to be able to engage with these thought leaders on our campus to expand our perspective and understanding of the unparalleled cascading crises that we are living through,” says Laura Heisler, WARF’s director of programming. “Having access to the collective expertise of the researchers on this panel truly underscores the value of having a world class university in our midst.”
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.