Research for Our Changing Times

As one of the top research universities in the world, the UW is on the front lines of many of our most pressing challenges. Find out about the work happening on campus right now — without leaving your living room!

Join fellow UW alumni online for a moderated faculty lightning talk, followed by a Q & A session via live chat.

Visit the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s YouTube channel to watch dozens of recorded episodes on a variety of fascinating topics — or join the live event to ask your own questions! See upcoming program dates and topics below.

Past Programs

November 30 — Inflation Trends and Predictions

Brad Tank MBA’82 — chief investment officer and managing director of Neuberger Berman Funds
Noah Williams, PhD — Juli Plant Grainger Professor of Economics and director of the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy

November 9 – Climate, Energy, and Geopolitics

Mikhaila Calice MPA’19 — researcher and doctoral student in the Department of Life Sciences Communication
Mark Copelovitch, PhD — professor of political science and public affairs and Director of the Center for European Studies
Paul Wilson MS’94, PhD’99 — Grainger Professor of Nuclear Engineering and chair of UW–Madison’s Department of Engineering Physics

October 12 – Understanding the Labor Shortage

Rimantas Buinevicius MS’87 — executive search partner at Patina Solutions and Vistage advisory group chair
Laura Dresser, PhD — clinical assistant professor in the Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work and associate director of the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS), a UW–Madison think-and-do tank
Kim Ruhl, PhD — associate professor, Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Chair in Economics, and associate director of the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy (CROWE)

September 14 – Afghanistan and the Legacy of 9/11

Keir Lieber ’92, PhD — professor in the School of Foreign Service and Department of Government at Georgetown University and director of the Center for Security Studies
Jon Pevehouse, PhD — chair of the Department of Political Science at UW–Madison and Vilas Distinguished Professor of Political Science: International Relations

August 24 — The Return to Campus

Rebecca Blank, PhD — chancellor of UW–Madison
Chris McIntosh ’04, MS’19 — director of athletics at UW–Madison

Missed one of our events? Catch up on all the past UW Now Livestreams now!

Speakers and schedule are subject to change.

These events are hosted by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®.

2021 Livestream Events

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