Mark Your Calendars for the 2010-2011 Global Hot Spots Lecture Series

The popular Global Hot Spots Lecture Series will kick off Friday, September 10, 2010, with the talk “Global Environmental Sustainability, What Can I Do to Help?” from Majid Sarmadi, PhD.

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 by Friday, September 3, 2010. 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 15 — Andrew Kydd: Obama Initiative to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

• November 19 — Karen Solheim: Refugees and NGOs

• December 10 — Amy Stambach: God Spends Most of His Time in Africa: Religion, Education and the International Political Economy

• January 28 — James Ntambi: Topic to Come

For more information on speakers and topics, visit the Web site.

For the latest updates, specific topic information, and more, visit To get questions answered, e-mail Kevin Check  at or call him directly at (608) 262-9599.

The 2010 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.