Liaquat Ahamed, author
Liaquat Ahamed explains the country's current economic state and how we can look to historical events like the Great Depression for lessons. He also provides his insights into the future of the United States' economy.
James Lorence, Professor & Author
David Taylor, Author
Herbert Lewis, Professor
Join the panel discussion of James Lorence's " The Unemployed People's Movement: Leftists, Liberals and Labor in Georgia, 1929-41" and David Taylor's "Soul of a People: The WPA Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America". Two Oneida writers, Oscar Archiquette and Ida Blackhawk, also participate in the panel.
Gail Ambrosius Owner, Gail Ambrosius Chocolates
Gail Ambrosius speaks about opening her first chocolate shop on the east side of Madison in 2004. She discusses how she got established, some opportunities she came across, and some of the challenges of opening her own business in the specialty niche market.
Michael Levin Chairman and Founder, New View Technologies
Michael Levin was president and CEO of the Titan Industrial Corporation for 15 years before founding the e-Steel Corporation in 1998. His accomplishments and work qualifies him to talk about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and why it matters.
Vicki Bier Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, College of Engineering, UW-Madison
Professor Vicki Bier talks about the impact the pandemic flu has on school closures and business closures as well as the impact it has on the working poor. Lastly she explains how to protect yourself and your community as well as get more information.
Chris Klundt President, Study Blue
Co-founder of Study Blue, Chris Klundt speaks about entrepreneurialism and his internet business involving study tools and resources for college students.
Shiva Bidar-Sielaff Director of Community Partnerships, UW Health
Shiva Bidar-Sielaff looks at the cultural components that play a role in views on healthcare. She discusses potentially successful interventions to improve the health and well-being of a culturally diverse community.
Elizabeth Carey, Chief Operating Officer, The Alliance for Children and Families
Senior vice president of The Alliance for Children and Families, Elizabeth Carey explains what entrepreneurial thinking is when used in nonprofit organizations as well as why they are pursuing this. She gives examples of nonprofit social services agencies that have used this and outlines resources available.
Megan Blake-Horst, Gallery Manager, Absolutely Art
Meghan Blake-Horst is the gallery manager for a community-based art gallery on the east side of Madison called Absolutely Art. Her gallery showcases affordable art and stresses the importance and impact of buying locally.
Sonya Newenhouse, President, Madison Environmental Group, Inc.
Dr. Sonya Newenhouse, founder and president of Madison Environmental Group as well as the car-sharing organization called Community Car, discusses her personal life, her career path, and her connection between entrepreneurialism and the green movement.