Upcoming events

    • April 26, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Fluno Center Auditorium, 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715


    This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is required.

     

    About the event

    This talk will address the future of global economic and military institutions amid the rise of nationalist sentiment.

    About the speaker

    Jon Pevehouse, professor, UW–Madison’s Department of Political Science

    Pevehouse has research interests in the field of international relations, including international political economy, American foreign policy, and international organizations. His work examines the relationship between domestic and international politics, and he has published on topics such as regional trade agreements and exchange rate policies. He has also received numerous awards, including the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, and is the editor of the professional journal International Organization.


    Location, Registration and Parking

    Global Hotspots lectures are an offering of the Wisconsin Alumni Association and are supported, in part, by PLATO.  To signup for the lecture, click the Registration button below:

    Registration

    The lecture will be held in the Fluno Center, Howard Auditorium (first floor), 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715 

    Public parking is available in the Fluno Center garage (Lot 83) at 314 N. Frances Street, in Lot 46 at 301 N. Lake Street, or in the Lake Street ramp at 415 N. Lake Street.

    This Global Hot Spots event offers a great way to stay up-to-date on current issues, connect with Badger alumni, and hear from a UW–Madison expert!

    Questions? Contact Joe D’Amato at joe.damato@supportuw.org or 1-608-308-5537.


    PLATO Luncheon Prior to the Lecture

    REMINDER:  Preceding the lecture, PLATO members will gather for lunch at Oro's Executive Restaurant on the first floor of the Fluno Center.  For a list of PLATO social events including this luncheon, click on the button below:

    Social Events


    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf

    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf
    • May 01, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, Grand Hall, 333 W Main St., Madison


    Free to PLATO members and guests.

    Registration is not required.

    Free parking in ramp in designated Capitol Lakes Visitor spaces.  




    Lecture:

    "From Military Facility to Green Space: The Amazing Transformation of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant (Baraboo/Sauk City)


    You'll find this story inspirational as  local leaders, town folk, tribal representatives and politicians worked to mesh their vision into a plan and then work with many organizations to make that plan a reality -creating the newest  Wisconsin State Recreation Area.  

    Lecture: 

    Charlie Luthin will share a video documentary that tells the inspiring story of this amazing transformation of a military complex into a public green space through the voices of diverse stakeholders in the process.  The video, "Restoring the Sauk Prairie, A Story of Hope and Healing" was produced in 2018 to celebrate the Alliance's 20th anniversary.  Following the video, Charlie will give us additional information about the 

    Background:

    In 1997, when the U.S.Army announced the decommissioning of the 7,400 acre Badger Army Ammunition Plant located between Sauk City and Baraboo, a group of conservation-minded citizens joined forces to actively promote a "green vision" for the property. That group evolved into what is now the Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance.

    In 2001, the "Badger Reuse Plan," adopted by the 21 stakeholders outlined a conservation-oriented future for the Badger Lands.  The newest "state park," the 3,400 acre Sauk Prairie State Recreation Area managed by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, is being developed and will provide recreational opportunities for all.  The new Great Sauk State Trail is now open to bikers and hikers through the Badger Lands.

    About the Lecturer: 

    Charlie Luthin has spent his entire career of 40 years working for national and international non-profit conservation organizations.  He has served as director of four Wisconsin-based groups, including the Aldo Leopold Foundation, Wisconsin Wetlands Association, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin and the sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance..  


    Lecture Location

                        Capital Lakes Auditorium

    333 West Main Street

                         Madison, WI 53703

                         608-283-2000  

    Parking      

    Park in ramp across the street in Capitol Lakes Visitor designated space.  Take a ticket when entering ramp and have it validated at the Front Desk following the lecture.

    Lecture Questions? Contact Suzy Griffiths at: e-Mail

    ssgriffiths@gmail.com or phone 608 233-5592.



    • May 08, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Lussier Family Heritage Center (3101 Lake Farm Rd., Madison)
    • 137
    Register

    Please join us for the

    PLATO

    ANNUAL MEETING & BUFFET LUNCH

    with
    Keynote Presentation by

    Dane County Executive Joe Parisi
    and John Reimer, Assistant Director
    Dane County Land & Water Resources

    Schedule

    11:00 am          Check‐in/pick‐up name tags

    11:15 am          Orient Express Buffet Lunch – Blue Plate Catering

    Mongolian beef & broccoli and garden tofu stir fry, served with brown rice, Thai sesame noodle salad, soy sauce, and sweet & sour sauce.  This menu accommodates both vegetarian and gluten free members and includes fruit, dessert, coffee, tea, and lemonade.

    12:30 pm          Annual Meeting & Keynote Speaker

    • Brief business meeting
    • Keynote: “Building a Resilient Future for Our Lakes”
    Historic late summer flooding resulted in millions of dollars of damage in Dane County. Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and John Reimer of LWRD will discuss the 2018 flooding and initiatives for 2019 to aid in flood recovery, increase lake health, and build future resiliency.

    Registration closes: Friday, April 26

    Cancellations also due: April 26

    • No refunds after this date.
    • Leave a message at the PLATO office:  (608) 262-5823 if you need to cancel.

    Driving Directions

    The PLATO Annual Meeting & Lunch will be held at:

    The Lussier Family Heritage Center

    located in Lake Farm County Park

    3101 Lake Farm Rd., Madison, WI  53711

    The Lussier Family Heritage Center Web Address:
    https://lussierheritagecenter.com/
                        

    The Center features convenient, free parking & ADA accessible facilities.

 

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