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April 2021

Legislative Power Over Administrative Agencies: A Retrospective on 2011 Wisconsin Act 21

April 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:45 pm
Free
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One decade ago, Wisconsin enacted 2011 Act 21, which sought to clarify and limit the authority of administrative agencies. How have courts and agencies responded? The Thompson Center hosted a 10th anniversary virtual conference exploring…

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Leadership in Turbulent Times with Doris Kearns Goodwin

April 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free
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The Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS) and the Thompson Center were pleased to welcome Doris Kearns Goodwin, renowned historian and author, to present the Public Issues Series lecture, Leadership in Turbulent Times.…

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Freedom in America Today: A Conversation with Shelby Steele

April 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Free
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The Thompson Center, UW-Green Bay Weidner Center, and UW-Milwaukee College of General Studies were pleased to welcome Dr. Shelby Steele for a conversation on freedom in America today. Shelby Steele is a Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover…

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The First Amendment on College Campuses

April 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Free
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The Thompson Center was pleased to host a virtual conference that examines the First Amendment and its role on college campuses today. The First Amendment protects the freedom of speech and freedom of religion. How…

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The Opportunities & Challenges of COVID-19 Tracking Apps as Pandemic Control Mechanisms

April 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free
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We were pleased to host a virtual conference on the challenges and opportunities of COVID-19 tracking apps as pandemic control mechanisms. This conference began with a panel to discuss the growing role of digital COVID-19…

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September 2021

Partnerships and Pathways for Successful Reentry in Wisconsin

September 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
UW–Milwaukee – Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, 2100 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
Free
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The Thompson Center, Badger Institute, UW-Madison Odyssey Project, and UW-Milwaukee Helen Bader School of Social Welfare were pleased to present Partnerships and Pathways for Successful Reentry in Wisconsin. The hybrid event featured an array of…

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Samuel Goldman – After Nationalism: How to be American in the 21st Century

September 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
UW–Madison – Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
Free
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In recognition of Constitution Day, the Thompson Center partnered with the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy and Institute for Legal Studies to host Professor Samuel Goldman of George Washington University. Professor Goldman is…

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Dorothea Salo – The Data Deluge: Privacy in a Connected World

September 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
UW–Superior – Jim Dan Hill Library, 907 N 19th St
Superior, WI 54880 United States
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Free
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UW–Superior hosted Dorothea Salo for the first part of the Data Deluge: Privacy in a Connected World series to discuss How Do We Not Be Facebook?  Dorothea Salo teaches about digital information in the iSchool…

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America, Taiwan and Peace in the Indo-Pacific

September 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
UW–Madison – Law School, 975 Bascom Mall
Madison, 53706
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Free

A public lecture by Bi-Khim Hsiao, Representative of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the United States was held in the UW Law School's Room 2260 (Godfrey & Kahn Hall) on September 30. Law Professor…

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October 2021

Theresa Payton – From the Firing Lines to a Fireside Chat: Combatting Fraud & Cybercrime

October 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Free
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The UW-Oshkosh Women's Center and the Thompson Center were pleased to welcome Theresa Payton to speak on combatting fraud and cybercrime. As former White House CIO, Theresa Payton has been on the front lines of…

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