Global Hot Spots Fall 2011 Lecture Series Starts Friday, Sept. 23

The popular Global Hot Spots Lecture Series will kick off Friday, September 23, 2011, with the talk “The Arab Spring into Fall” from Jon Pevehouse, professor of political science.

This free lecture is open to all. It will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Pyle Center, located at 702 Langdon Street in Madison. To attend the first event, registration is requested. Register now!

The monthly series focuses on worldwide importance and local interest topics. Join Madison-area learners and UW faculty to go beyond the headlines and take an in-depth look at the events that are shaping our society. Along with an exciting slate of scheduled lectures, expect unique insights you can only get from renowned UW faculty. These thought-provoking lectures focus on everything from politics to faith, to nuclear weapons, the environment, and NGOs.

Also, please note the following dates so you don’t miss the other Global Hot Spots lectures this fall:

October 21 – Banana Blues: The Intersection of Crop Diseases and Food Security, Caitilyn Allen, professor of plant pathology

November 18 – The Euro Crisis: Greece, Ireland, and the Future of the Single Currency, Mark Copelovitch, assistant professor of political science

December 9 – Topic to come

For more information on speakers and topics, visit the website.

For the latest updates, specific topic information, and more, visit To get questions answered, e-mail Kate Siemieniewski at or call her directly at (608) 263-4508 or toll free at (888) 947-2586.

The 2011 Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Division of International Studies and the Wisconsin Alumni Association.