Global Hot Spots Lecture Series Kicks off with the Talk: Bucky Sweatshirts Sweatshops or Fair Trade?

The popular Global Hot Spots Lecture Series will kick off Friday, January 28, 2011, with the talk “Bucky Sweatshirts Sweatshops or Fair Trade?” by Dennis Dresang.

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 an event, registration is requested the Friday prior to the event  — Register now!

The monthly series focuses on topics of worldwide importance and local interest. 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 cover 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 spring:

• January 28, 2011 – “Bucky Sweatshirts Sweatshops or Fair Trade?” by Dennis Dresang

• February 25, 2011 – “Cibo non Guerra?: Food, Fights, and Food Fights Throughout History”  by Jordan Rosenblum

• March 11, 2011

• April 8, 2011

• May 20, 2011

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

For the latest updates, specific topic information, and more, visit To get questions answered, email Kate Siemieniewski at or call her directly at (608) 263-4508.

The 2011 Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Division of International Studies, the Wisconsin Alumni Association, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute or UW OLLI, and Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization or PLATO, which is a program of OLLI.