Charles Cohen, UW-Madison professor of history and religious studies and director of the Lubar Institute for the Study of Abrahamic Religions; Louise Cainkar, associate professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, Marquette University, and author of Homeland Insecurity: The Arab American Experience after 9/11; and Asifa Quraishi, assistant professor of law at UW-Madison.
William Jones, moderator, Dept. of History, UW Madison, Mark Samels, Executive Producer, American Experience, PBS, Christopher Hexter, UW Madison Alum, Freedom Summer participant, Vel Phillips, Former Milwaukee Alder.
Join a panel discussion on segregation with William Jones, Freedom Riders Executive Producer Mark Samels, Freedom Summer participant Christopher Hexter and activist Vel Phillips.
Kathleen Woit, President, Madison Community Foundation.
Kathleen Woit discusses the changes to the concept of philanthropy, explaining how it has moved from just fund raising to a concept based more in community foundations.
Barry Gaberman, Senior Vice President (ret.), The Ford Foundation.
Barry Gaberman looks at the concept of philanthropy in the context of civil society, focusing first on individual philanthropy. He goes on to discuss organized philanthropy as well as corporate philanthropy.
Dominique Brossard, Associate Professor, Department of Life Sciences Communication, UW-Madison.
Dominique Brossard asserts that the lack of support for science and scientific innovations can be traced to attitudes toward technology, lack of knowledge on the part of the lay person, the institutions and people providing information and media coverage.
Elliott Sober, Professor, Department of Philosophy, UW-Madison
Elliott Sober dives into the political controversy of the evolution vs. creationism by explaining a little bit of philosophy as well as history of each perspective.
Bob Kann, Storyteller, Lecturer, and Author
Bob Kann discusses the lives of Belle and Bob Follette and talks about their partnership in the political world.
Temple Grandin, PhD., Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University and Advocate for individuals across the autistic spectrum.
Temple Grandin opens a window into the autistic world in an interview with "Conversations from Penn State" host Patty Satalia. Grandin talks about her childhood, how her mind works and the HBO movie based on her autobiography.