The Tommy G Thompson Center for Public Leadership is hosting a bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform conference April 26th and 27th at the Monona Terrace and need students help! The center is looking for Political Science students who would like to help manage the registration table, check in, hand outpackets/information and answer questions as needed. The conference will include a wide variety of bipartisan guest speakers and academics to lead panels as wel as esteemed individuals and policy makers.
The pay is $12.00/hour, and the time slots are as follows:
- 8-11 (4 people)
- 11-3 (2 people)
- 3-6:45 (3 people)
Free speech is under attack at colleges and universities today, with critics on and off campus challenging the value of open inquiry and freewheeling intellectual debate. On April 20th from 4-6 p.m., in Grainger room 2335, Kieth Whittingham will be speaking about free speech in schools. In Speak Freely, Keith Whittington argues that universities must protect and encourage free speech because vigorous free speech is the lifeblood of the university. Without free speech, a university cannot fulfill its most basic, fundamental, and essential purposes, including fostering freedom of thought, ideological diversity, and tolerance. On April 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m there will be a panel discussing free speech.
When: Monday, March 5th, 7 pm
Where: Lubar Commons, 7th Floor, UW Law School
A committed feminist, Laura Kipnis was surprised to find herself the object of a protest march by student activists for writing an essay about sexual paranoia on campus. After being brought up on Title IX complaints for creating a “hostile environment,” Kipnis defied confidentiality strictures and wrote a whistle-blowing essay about the 72-day investigation. Her latest book, Unwanted Advances, raises the stakes regarding free speech on campus, “safe spaces”, feminist paternalism, and the vast federal overreach of Title IX.
Co-sponsored by: Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy, Department of Political Science, Department of Communication Arts.
The CIA has rescheduled their visit to campus for March 15th Representatives of the Agency will be on hand from 10-5 at SuccessWorks (711 State St, Suite 300) with a variety of options for educating and meeting with students:
10am- First Presentation (all welcome)
11-12 – Drop-ins (1st come/1st served 1:1)
1pm – Second Presentation (all welcome)
2 pm Drop-ins (1st come/1st served 1:1)
3pm – Third Presentation (all welcome)
4-5 pm Drops-ins (1st come/1st served 1:1)
Students from any major or any year in school can attend any of the events above whether they have already applied to intern or work with the agency, or are just “IC-curious!” There is no dress code, however, if you are hoping to sit down with a representative for a 1:1, I do recommend at least business casual. NO jeans, sweatshirts, etc.
Special notice to current Freshmen: The CIA’s Directorate of Operations has a fantastic PAID two summer internship open ONLY to Freshmen that can culminate with a job offer if both parties are amenable at the end of the second summer. Applications are due by 3/15, so you will need to apply before they come to campus. If you are an L&S student interested in applying, please make an appointment to meet with me at the red link below for assistance.
FEBRUARY 27 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM in the Pyle Center
A panel of UW-Madison experts will discuss the nature and impact of Russian influence in U.S. elections. Faculty members from the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) and the Elections Research Center will speak about Russian hacking efforts leading up to the 2016 presidential election, as well as what we can expect going into the 2018 midterm elections. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A.