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WISCAPE organizes, sponsors, and co-sponsors events and programs that showcase and promote discussion about the latest postsecondary education issues, trends, and research. Events are most often free and open to the public, but are occasionally offered by invitation only or with a registration fee.

Katherine Cramer Walsh discusses public perceptions of the University of Wisconsin-Madison during a WISCAPE brown bag forum.

Katherine Cramer Walsh discusses public perceptions of the University of Wisconsin-Madison during a WISCAPE brown bag forum.

 

The Future of Political Leadership and the Role of Public Universities

What can we do to combat extreme partisanship and restore a governing system that works? In this WISCAPE talk, Steven Olikara, founder of the Millennial Action Project, will chart a path forward that is championed by a new generation of political leaders, highlighting higher education as part of the solution.
Date
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location
159 Education Building
Address
1000 Bascom Mall
Madison WI
Description

Partisanship in recent years has reached its most extreme levels on record, and millennials are disaffecting from a dysfunctional political system. Numerous polarizing forces, worsened by fear-based campaign fundraising and media echo chambers, have served as a barrier to what we elected our leaders to do: govern.

Steven OlikaraThat makes our society terribly vulnerable at a moment when we face historic challenges to our institutions and economy. So what can we do to combat extreme partisanship and restore a governing system that works? What roles do public universities and college students play in building an inclusive political environment?

Steven Olikara is ​a UW-Madison alumnus and founder of the Millennial Action Project, the largest nonpartisan organization of millennial lawmakers in the United States. ​In this talk, hosted by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), he will chart a path forward that is championed by a new generation of political leaders, ​highlighting higher education as a key part of the solution.

Join us to better understand the current political crisis, and discover opportunities for forward momentum​. ​Pizza and beverages included!

This event is cosponsored by the Department of Political Science and the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Watch this discussion on the WISCAPE YouTube channel.
Contact
Kari Dickinson
kadickinson@wisc.edu
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