Politics/Law

Future of US-European Relations in the Shadow of the Iraq...

Jeremi Suri, Professor, Department of History, UW-Madison

With an impressive background in history, Professor Jeremi Suri analyses the likely relationship between the United States and Europe in the aftermath of the Iraq War.

Entrepreneurial Efforts Promoting Civil Society and...

Barry Gaberman, Senior VP, The Ford Foundation and Shep Zeldin, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, UW-Madison

Barry Gaberman discusses the context of civil society and its importance. Then he goes into a discussion of philanthropy, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Lastly he touches on the current economic crisis and its impact on civil society.

The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment...

Paul Ehrlich, President, Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University

Forty years after the publication of his influential book "The Population Bomb," Paul Ehrlich appears at the 2008 Wisconsin Book Festival. His most recent work, "The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment," traces the history of evolution and the impact of these changes on the planet.

Young and Muslim: How Does It Feel to be a Problem? - Ep....

Amitava Kumar, Writer and Journalist, Department of English, Vassar College
Moustafa Vavoumi, Associate Professor, Department of English, CUNY

Moustafa Bavoumi and Amitava Kumar share the stage. Bavoumi wrote a book which tells the stories of seven young Arab and Muslim American. Kumar's book addresses the global war on terror.

Given Darfur, Why are African Leaders Infatuated with...

Edward Friedman, Professor, Department of Political Science, UW-Madison

Professor Ed Friedmen looks into the "love affair" between the Communist Party regime in Beijing, China, which continuously and systematically abuses human rights, and the elites in sub-Saharan Africa.

Understanding Intellectual Property and Patenting - Ep. 208

Laura Heisler, Intellectual Property Manager, WARF

Laura Heisler is a program developer for the Morgride Institute for Research and the intellectual property manager for WARF. She explains what intellectual property is and how to use is entrepreneurially. She also goes into a discussion about WARF, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

The Voter and the 2008 Presidential Election Campaign -...

Barry Burden, Professor, Department of Political Science, UW-Madison

Dr. Barry Burden comments on the idea of "getting to purple", which searches for ways to overcome the red/blue dichotomy of our nation's politics.

Wisconsin as America's Laboratory of Democracy - Ep. 210

James Conant, a professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University, delves into the history of politics in Wisconsin. Conant discusses the rise of the progressive movement and talks about the issues that were excluded from the state constitution.

Reforming The Presidential Election Process - Ep. 238

David Canon, Professor, Department of Political Science, UW-Madison

Professor David Canon discusses how Washington is broken and his ideas for fixing it. He points out the flaws of the nomination and election process then proposes potential remedies.

Best Prospects for Progress in Bridging Political Divides...

David Broder, a political correspondent from The Washington Post, discusses the U.S. election process including what it means to establish a government. Broder explores some of the past campaigns and focuses on the McCain versus Obama election.

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