Mark Your Calendars Now for Global Hot Spots

The popular Global Hot Spots Series kicks off its fall program on Friday, September 5, focusing on topics of worldwide importance and local interest. Join Madison-area learners and go beyond the headlines to take an in-depth look at the events shaping our society.

Along with an exciting slate of scheduled lectures, expect the kinds of unique insights you can only get from renowned UW faculty. These experts in international affairs will offer thought-provoking analysis designed to stimulate discussion and help you better understand the world in which we live.

These lectures are all free and open to everyone.

The September 5 talk entitled The Right to Food: The World Cannot Wait will be held in Room 325/326 of the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street in Madison, beginning at 1:30 p.m. An RSVP is requested for this free event.

Register now! Registration deadline is September 3, 2008.

Also, note the following dates so you don’t miss any of the fall’s other intriguing Global Hot Spots lectures:

  • October 10 – Given Darfur, Why are African Leaders Infatuated with China?
  • November 7 – Future of US-European Relations in the Shadow of the Iraq War.
  • December 5 – Politics and Challenges of Immigration Reform.
  • For the latest updates, specific topic information and more, visit our Web site at Please contact Ellen Clarke at (608) 890-1191 or

    Global Hot Spots is co-sponsored by the Division of International Studies.