Global Hot Spots was co-sponsored by the Division of International Studies and the Wisconsin Alumni Association.
Russian Elections – March 7, 2008
This lecture focuses on the Russian presidential elections in the spring of 2008. Professor Robert Kaiser, on-site in Madison, gives a brief, general overview of Russian politics. Professor Scott Gelbach, via live phone link from Moscow, shares his first-hand observations about the campaign, candidates and the elections offers his analysis of their significance and future implications.
A Defiant Sudan – December 7, 2007
Sharon Hutchinson, professor of anthropology
The Rise of China as a World Power – November 9, 2007
Ed Friendman, professor of political science
The Looming Sunni-Shi’i Conflict – October 5, 2007
Uli Schamiloglu, program director of the Middle East Studies Program and Central Asian Studies
Learn more about Middle Eastern geography and leadership, and consider the role of theU.S. in shaping foreign policy.
The UW-Madison as a Global University – September 7, 2007
Gilles Bousquet, dean of international studies
Explore how partnerships and research networks are helping to address global issues and redefining higher education around the world.