Beth E. Richie, Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Illinois-Chicago, and Fabu, Former Poet Laureate, Madison, WI. Richie talks about racial identity, sexuality, class, culture and incarceration focusing on the experiences of African American women. Fabu shares poetry that offers a glimpse into African American women’s experiences.
Adam Paddock, Assistant Professor, History, UW-Whitewater, delves into the history of Nigeria, focusing on colonization and British rule and discusses the challenges facing the democratic government in Nigeria today.
Darlene Konkle, Assistant State Veterinarian, Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, discusses the state and federal responses to the avian influenza in Wisconsin. Konkle shares the timeline of events, the elements of an emergency animal-disease response and the lessons learned in dealing with this highly pathogenic incident.
Lainie Friedman Ross, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, examines the decision process used to determine whether a pediatric transplant should come from a live or deceased source.
Francis Shen, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Law School, discusses the past, present and future use of neuroscience research in criminal and civil court cases. Neuroscience research areas include: mental health, dementia, prenatal care, crime and education.
John Robertson, Vinson & Elkins Chair, School of Law, University of Texas at Austin, discusses three major episodes in the development of hospital ethics committees and how the ethics committees have moved back and forth between an advisory role and a legal authority.
Susan Friedman, Professor, English and Women's Studies, UW-Madison, discusses her research on contemporary Muslim women writing about current events in today’s world.
Danielle S. Allen, Professor, School of Social Science, Institute of Advanced Study, delves into the Declaration of Independence, presenting historical facts and encouraging the re-commitment to civic agency and equality.
Ellen Wright Clayton, Professor, Law and Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University, questions the trend toward patients requesting genetic testing and cautions against the use of that information for things that weren’t originally being tested. Genomes change over the course of a lifetime because of environmental and health factors.
Susan Heighway, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Waisman Center Clinics, provides strategies and reviews issues and concerns about sexuality, abuse prevention and social relationships with people with Down Syndrome.