Stephanie Whitehorse and Giri Venkataramana introduce Bhavna Sharma, Eyleen Chou, and Paul Fossum, three engineers who are working on revolutionizing housing in developing communities as well as improving the living conditions in third world countries while promoting efficient use of resources all around the world.
Tim Donohue, director, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Professor of Bacteriology, UW-Madison
Tim Donohue sheds light on where we
currently get and how we use our energy and how it flows from the suppliers to the us. He also spends time on the topic of biofuels and how he sees their importance in the context of capturing and utilizing renewable energy sources.
Daniel Bromley, Anderson-Bascom, Professor of Applied Economics (Emeritus), UW-Madison
Daniel Bromley speaks about Bismarck and his time there as well as his book entitled "The Scramble in Africa". He tells the way he sees the situation in Niger and their missing president as well.
Jeremy Suri Professor, Department of History, UW-Madison
Professor Jeremy Suri talks about the past, present, and future state of the relationship between the United States and Europe. He dives into the history of problems and achievements between some of the European leaders and the U.S.
David Morgan Professor of History, Middle East Studies and Religious Studies, UW-Madison.
David Morgan discusses the political leadership of Iran from the rise of the Ayatollah Khomeini to the present.
Douglas McLennan, Director of the National Arts Journalism project
Not long ago, public discussion, debate, and criticism of the arts were the domain of mass media, created and curated by professional journalists and critics. McLennan discusses ways artists, arts organizations, and arts professionals will need to adapt along with the shifting channels and credentials of this public discussion.
Richard Leinenkugel Secretary of the WI Department of Commerce.
Richard Leinenkugel explains the responsibilities of the Department of Commerce and talks about the goal to foster an entrepreneurial climate in the state.
Bill Ivey Director, The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbuilt. Former chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, Bill Ivey has been exploring the nexus of art and public policy for decades. He shares his vision for a federal, state and local public arts policy that reaches wider and digs deeper than the system now.
Brenda Gonzalez Deputy Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. New Routes to Community Health is a new approach for improving the health of immigrants through immigrant-created media. The program is grounded in the belief that everyone in society benefits when immigrants get help to live healthy, productive lives.
Ted Gerber Professor, Department of Sociology, UW-Madison
Professor Ted Gerber speaks about the Russia's main challenges in relation to the United States. He goes into detail about a few of these challenges and takes questions at the end.