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Past Events

For a look into what we do, check out just a handful of events we've hosted in the past.

2014-2015

  • Asian Religions and the Environment
  • Deep Web with Nick Davis
  • Government Workshop Series: Write a Winning Federal Resume
  • One Year Later: The Ukraine Crisis
  • College Republicans vs. College Democrats
  • "Price of Sand" Film Screening
  • Badger Catholics vs. Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics
  • Election Night with Society and Politics
  • Ethical Dilemmas in the Political Classroom
  • ISIS: A Panel Discussion
  • Psychedelics with Nicholas Cozzi, Ph.D., and Adele Getty, M.A.
  • Liberty in North Korea Documentary Viewing

2012-2013

  • Table Talk: Libya
  • The Presidential Debate
  • Define American: Evening with Jose Vargas
  • The Quest for Third Way Economies
  • Presidential Debate Screening and Discussion
  • Media and Politics Panel
  • Turning Point USA Student Debate
  • Economics and Student Loan Debt
  • Table Talk: Social Issues
  • How Commerce Saved Civilization
  • "The Choice" Film Screening
  • 2012 Election Results Viewing
  • The UW Challenge
  • Table Talk: Syria
  • Wisconsin After the End of Growth
  • Governor Walker State of the State Viewing
  • Wisconsin Spirit Social
  • Obama State of the Union Viewing
  • Ethnic Studies Dinner
  • Governor Walker Budget Address Viewing
  • SLAC: BADIDAS
  • REthink Wisconsin: FLOW
  • A Conversation on Internships and Federal Careers
  • Educational Opportunity Fair
  • Wisconsin Spring Election Results Viewing
  • The Global Poverty Project
  • US Dept. of State Intern Program Info Session
  • A Psychedelic Conversation: Jim Fadiman, Paul Daley, Nick Cozzi
  • Q&A with Ian MacKaye
  • David Walker, Senator Johnson, Rep. Mark Pocan

2011-2012

  • Kevin Strange: Neurobiology of Drinking US Bash
  • Table Talk: Affirmative Action
  • "The Message" Film Screening and Martinez White Discussion
  • "Black Lights" Film Screening and Karla Manning Discussion (Chicago Public Schools)
  • Table Talk: Access to Education
  • Human Trafficking
  • Student Dems and Republicans Presidential Debate
  • Table Talk: Corporations and Occupy Movement
  • Table Talk: Moral Issues
  • Interfaith Moral Debate
  • President Obama State of the Union Viewing
  • Governor Walker State of the State Viewing
  • Human Rights in an Online World
  • Table Talk: Human Rights in Online World
  • World Oil Supply: Looming Crisis or New Abundance
  • Megawatt Summit: Catalyzing Energy Conservation
  • "Education Under Fire" Film Screening
  • Table Talk: Education
  • A Talk by Paul Ginsberg and Lori Berquam
  • Derick Jensen: Civilization and Resistance
  • Eboo Patel: Interfaith Connections
  • Erik Guethner: Do You Know Your Legal Rights?
  • Conversation with Organic Farmers of Our Generation
  • Psychedelic Breakthroughs: Nicholas Cozzi, Bruce Sewick, Thomas Roberts
  • Chip Hunter: Widespread Outbreak of Peace (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Darfur)

2010-2011

Political Programming

  • Election Results Viewing
  • Controversial Allies Panel Discussion of US Interests in Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus
  • President Obama State of the Union Viewing
  • Governor Walker State of the State Viewing
  • Election Reform Panel Discussion
  • Funding for the Mexican War by Geraldo Esquival
  • Legislative Bill Writing Discussion

Social Issues 

  • "Lazarus Effect" Film Screening with WUD Film Committee
  • Pre-Program Dinner and Discussion with Matt Taibbi
  • "Gasland" Green Week Film Viewing
  • Discussion with "Gasland" Creator Josh Fox
  • Green Week Yogurt and Kiefer Making
  • Green Week Composting Carnival
  • Survive Against Starvation Roleplaying Interactive Discussion
  • Journalism Ethics with Jeff Zeleny of the New York Times

Table Talks

  • The Role of Government
  • Environmental Issues
  • War and Revolution
  • Education Fireside Chats
  • Fireside Chat with Dean of Students Lori Berquam Regarding Society and Ethics
  • Fireside Chat with Wisconsin Union Director Mark GuthierFireside Chat with Chancellor Biddy Martin, Dean of Students Lori Berquam, and Wisconsin Union Director Mark Guthier

2008-2009

  • Panel Discussion on Rising Food Costs and Sustainability
  • "Standard Operating Procedure" Documentary Screening with WUD Film
  • "Youthanized!" Documentary Screening with Project Youthanize
  • Lose the Shoes Soccer Tournament and Grassroots Fundraiser for HIV/AIDS Education in Africa with WUD Global Connections
  • Presidential Debates Watch Parties and Spin Room Discussions
  • Vice-Presidential Debates
  • Election Night Party
  • The Students' Economic Forum
  • Social Identity Series: Panel on Gender Expressions
  • Social Identity Series: TV and the Working Class
  • What is Anti-Racism?
  • Feminisms: An Interactive Discussion
  • White Middle Class Males
  • Unlearning Racism Workshop with the YWCA
  • Speed Debates
  • Team America: Perceptions of the US Around the World
  • WUD-Wide Human Rights Week
  • Human Rights and Immigration
  • The Global Food Chain
  • Jeanne Cummings Luncheon
  • District 2 Alder Debate
  • Jennifer Baumgardner Lecture
  • Take Back the Night March and Rally
  • "I Was Raped" Documentary Screening
  • 24-Hour Garbage Day Challenge
  • Food Sovereignty Conference