A Conversation About Russian Influence in the U.S. Elections

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.


IAP Study Abroad Student Panel

Study Abroad Student Panel: Ask an Alum
Wednesday, December 6, 12:00-1:00PM
TITU, Red Gym


Hear directly from UW students about their time abroad – the challenges, the triumphs, and the day-to-day routines that made their experiences unique. Past participants will discuss why they chose to study abroad, the program selection process, and how their time abroad complimented their studies at UW-Madison. Audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance, and after a moderated panel there will be additional time for Q&A.  Lunch is provided.  Register for the event here. Use this link to submit your questions for our student panel no later than Wednesday, November 22nd.

Diplomat in Residence Campus Visit

Melissa Martinez will be on campus to talk with students about internships and careers in the foreign service, specifically as Diplomat in Residence for the State Department. International Internship Program & SuccessWorks are hosting her visit. She will be hosting talks at the following times:

Tuesday, November 14 in 336 Ingraham Hall

2:30-4pm: Drop-ins with a Diplomat. Stop by at any time to chat and ask any questions!

4-5pm: Careers in the State Department Info Session

Wednesday, November 15 in SuccessWorks, 3rd Floor UW Bookstore

10am-12pm: Diplomat Office Hours. Stop by at any time to chat and ask any questions!

12-1pm: Becoming a Foreign Service Officer: Test & Assessments Information


Ultimate + Virtue = Ultimate Virtue? Tibetan Thinkers Debate the Possibility of Virtuous Ultimate Reality

The talk on Thursday, November 9th at noon focuses on the sectarian polemics in the Kagyü and Sakya traditions of Tibetan Buddhism regarding what can be described as the “inherently virtuous nature of reality.” While Buddhist thinkers agree that on the ultimate level nature is pure, what exactly that ultimate nature is—whether it is neutral or virtuous— is the subjects of debates. Komarovski will discuss how conflicting understandings of the ultimate nature by Buddhist thinkers affect their diverse approaches to virtue. Join us in Ingraham Hall to learn more.