Meet Famous Alumni at the Badger Leaders Conference


Get energized, enlightened, informed, and inspired at the Badger Leaders Conference, November 9–11.

The conference will open with a Thursday-night reception featuring keynote speakers Jim Doyle ’67 and Jessica Doyle ’67, MS’76. The former Wisconsin governor and his educator wife — who both served as Peace Corps volunteers — will share their thoughts about the university, public service, and the Wisconsin Idea.

This conference will prepare you for continued success in your volunteer and professional endeavors. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend time on campus this fall and soak up some Badger spirit!


Law School Conference on International Humanitarian Law

“Critical, Historical, and Comparative Perspectives on International Humanitarian Law,” will be held at the Pyle Center on April 21-22, 2017. The conference will be an interdisciplinary conversation on the histories, rules, and implementation of international humanitarian law with the goal of beginning an exchange among practitioners, lawyers, and scholars who focus specifically on international humanitarian law in its own right, as well as in comparison with human rights and criminal law.

Visit the conference website for the program and a list of participants.


Midwest Political Science Undergraduate Research Conference

The 2017 Midwest Political Science Undergraduate Research Conference, which is being hosted by Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, and will take place March 31 and April 1. This is a great opportunity for undergraduate students that are working on their own research papers, and would like to gain experience presenting at an academic conference. For more information click here.

Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference 2017 “A New Era of Great Power Competition?”

The 57th annual Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference (NAFAC) on April 11-13, 2017. NAFAC is one of the United States’ leading foreign affairs conferences for undergraduate students to discuss global issues. The conference also provides the opportunity for students to engage with an international network of future civil and military leaders within the historic walls of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Continue reading

International Education Week (IEW)

The International Education Week (IEW) will be November 14-18, 2016. IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and of Education. This is an important part of their “efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.”  For details about the events, programs, and other activities click here.

Scholarship to attend the Middle East Institute Annual Conference

The Wisconsin School of Business announces a scholarship opportunity for undergraduates to attend the Middle East Institute annual conference, to be held on November 15-16, 2016, in Washington, D.C. The mission of the Middle East Institute is to provide nonpartisan, expert information and analysis on the Middle East. The MEI Annual Conference typically attracts an audience of over 600 attendees, including opinion leaders and policymakers, diplomats and executives, teachers and students, elected officials and the community at large. Students interested in attending this conference in 2016 should submit an application via BuckyNet by the September 28, 2016 deadline. More detailed information on how to apply can be found here.

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit

The Legislative Summit is the biggest and best gathering of state legislators and staff in the country. It is a chance to exchange ideas, hear fresh perspectives, and develop solutions to pressing issues. Over 5,000 state legislators, legislative staff, government officials, business representatives, educators and others interested in public policy attend the conference. Dates for the conference are August 8 – 11, 2016 | Chicago, IL

US, EU, and Trade Policy 2016

Society and Politics is putting on an event this Wednesday, April 13th, featuring UW-Madison Professors Jon Pevehouse, Mark Copelovitch Joseph Conti. This event will be held at Memorial Untion (TITU) and will discuss future of trade in the US, EU, and around the world, especially in light of the 2016 elections and current events. Majors are highly encouraged to join! For more information, click here.