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.

Upcoming Programs

Stay tuned for upcoming programs.

Past Programs

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

August 10 — Causes and Consequences of the Rise in Inflation

Dana Peterson MS’02 — chief economist at the Conference Board
Mike Stohler, PhD — chief investment officer of the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association
Noah Williams, PhD — Juli Plant Grainger Professor of Economics and director of the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy

July 27 — The Delta Variant

David O’Connor, PhD’01 — UW Medical Foundation (UWMF) Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Jeff Pothof, MD’06 — associate professor of clinical health sciences and chief quality officer at UW Health
Ajay Sethi, MHS, PhD — associate professor of population health sciences and faculty director for the Master of Public Health program 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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