Politics/Law

Ukraine, Russia, and the International Response

Yoshiko Herrera, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, moderates a panel discussion with UW-Madison experts: Scott Gehlbach, Professor, Department of Political Science, Ted Gerber, Professor, Department of Sociology, Andrew Kydd, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, David McDonald, Professor, Department of History, on the relationship between Ukraine and Russia.

Behavioral Screening and Intervention

Richard Brown, Professor, UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, discusses ways that general healthcare professionals can deliver systematic behavioral screening and intervention (BSI) services to promote healthier behaviors and to better recognize and treat mental health disorders, including addiction.

A Brave New (Online) World: Emerging Technologies

Dietram Scheufele, Professor, Dept. of Life Sciences Communication, UW-Madison, explores the future of societal debates about controversial science in our current polarized environment. Scheufele discusses how to present information to an online world which includes misinformation and opinion presented as fact.

Watergate and the Saturday Night Massacre

Frank Tuerkheimer, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin Law School, joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to discuss events from 1971 through 1973 which led up to the “Saturday Night Massacre” during the Watergate scandal. Tuerkheimer was an Associate Special Prosecutor assigned to determine if the dairy industry had contributed illegal funds to candidates.

Brain Science and the Military

Jonathan D. Moreno, Professor, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, explores initiatives that are changing the course of modern warfare. Moreno addresses ways the intelligence communities and university science departments work together to prepare military personnel.

Climate Science, Populism, and the Democracy of Rejection

Mark Brown, Professor, Department of Government, California State University, Sacramento, delves into the popular distrust of climate science and its relationship to suspicion of both organized power and democracy.

Watergate, the Criminal Law and Ethics

John Dean, Author, Former White House Counsel, chronicles the Watergate break-in, the cover-up and the resulting downfall and resignation of President Richard Nixon.

Building a Weather-Ready Nation

Louis Uccellini, Director, National Weather Service, explores the urgency of becoming a weather-ready nation in the wake of the 2012 Superstorm Sandy. Uccellini discusses ways to empower people from community managers and first responders to the general public to make fast, smart decisions in weather emergencies.

Where Will Neurotechnologies Take Us?

Clark Miller, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Arizona State University, and co-author of “Nanotechnology, the Brain and the Future,“ discusses medical advances in neurotechnology and its ability to ‘fix’ human flaws or to enhance human abilities. Miller points out pitfalls in current public policy.

Who We Are as a Nation: Sister Simone Campbell

Retired Wisconsin Public Radio Host Jean Feraca interviews Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director, NETWORK, about her religion, politics and the national debt, and the Nuns on the Bus phenomenon.

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