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.
Nancy C. Unger, Professor, Department of History, Santa Clara Univeristy
Nancy Unger expresses her fascination with Bob LaFollette's progressive legacy in her lecture entitled "Fighting Bob LaFollette's Progressivism, Past, Present and Future". He was recognized as one of the seven greatest senators in American history. She aims to increase understanding and appreciation for what he created.
Florence Chenoweth, Managing Director, The Human Rights Initiative, UW-Madison
Florence Chenoweth discusses the political issues surrounding world hunger as well as the human rights to food and to be free from hunger.
John Pray, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School
Professor Pray speaks of the Wisconsin Innocence Project in which DNA evidence has been used to prove inmates innocence.
Melvin Laird Symposium, Biographer Dale Van Atta, UW Prof. Jeremi Suri, Univ. of Kentucky
Prof. George Herring, WI Dept. of Veterans Affairs Secretary
John Scocos & Marshfield Clinic Executive Director Reed Hall
Melvin Laird speaks about rehabilitation funds for veterans. A panel of scholars speak about Melvin Laird.
Paul DeLuca, Vice Dean, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Paul DeLuca discusses the conflict of interest in clinical trials in the medical field today. He talks about the national perspective, and he discusses the perspective in Wisconsin and how the conflict is being managed.
Erik Olin Wright, Professor, Department of Sociology, UW-Madison
Professor Erik Olin Wright of the University of Wisconsin-Madison talks about his research project, "Real Utopias Project," which investigates empirical cases that have tried to make utopia real, and looks at theoretical ideas and proposals on how to achieve utopia.
Brian Fox, Chair UW-Madison Conflict of Interest Committee Kathy Irwin, UW Legal Counsel Nick Abbott, UW Faculty entrepreneur Jim Dahlberg,UW Faculty entrepreneur Laura Heisler, WARF Intellectual Property Manager Fox, Irwin, Abbott and Dahlberg, discuss faculties starting their own company. They give an inside look through their personal experiences in dealing with this conflict of interest....
David Bearman, MD, Santa Barbara, California
Learn about medical marijuana from David Bearman of Santa Barbara, California, as he discusses the plant's medicinal use, the conditions in where a prescription can be useful, and different research studies that have evaluated the effects of medical marijuana.
Marcia Angell, MD, Harvard Medical School
Marcia Angell dissects the pharmaceutical industry by discussing the money being made, where it is going, and how the industry behaves in relation to the medical profession. In addition, she explains how the industry is handling the dramatically rising cost of prescription drugs.