Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Friday, September 4, 2020

Election series features NYT's Haberman, town halls, Swing State discussion

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As the United States faces its most serious challenges in recent history, UW–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs is offering a series of livestreamed events leading up to the Nov. 3 election.

Election 2020: A Spotlight on Policy begins Sept. 30 with a Town Hall panel discussion on the social impacts of COVID-19 and concludes Oct. 29 with a presentation by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Maggie Haberman of The New York Times. Haberman’s visit is funded by the Kohl Initiative.

A second Town Hall on Oct. 12 focuses on foreign relations, trade, and policy; and on Oct. 2, the La Follette School partners with Wispolitics.com for a panel discussion on the major issues facing Wisconsin voters this fall. The Town Hall discussions are a collaboration of the Wisconsin Alumni Association and La Follette School.

The three panel discussions feature La Follette School faculty members, who will offer evidence-based insights on society’s pressing problems. La Follette School Director Susan Webb Yackee, a professor of public affairs and political science, will moderate the two Town Halls.

All events are free, but registration is required for access to the livestream. Registration links coming soon!

Election 2020: A Spotlight on Policy
Funded in part by the Kohl Initiative

Town Hall – Beyond Health: The Social Impacts of COVID-19
Wednesday, September 30, 7 p.m.
Professor J. Michael Collins, Professor Jason Fletcher, Assistant Professor Denia Garcia, Associate Professor Sarah Halpern-Meekin; moderated by La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee
Presented by UW–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Wisconsin Alumni Association

Swing State Wisconsin: The Major Issues for Voters this November
Friday, October 2, noon
Professor Menzie Chinn, Associate Professor Christine Durrance, Professor Greg Nemet, Associate Professor Geoffrey Wallace
Presented by UW–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs and WisPolitics.com

Town Hall – Foreign Relations, Trade, & Policy in 2021 & Beyond
Monday, October 12, 7 p.m.
Professor Menzie Chinn, Professor Mark Copelovitch, Associate Professor Tana Johnson, Professor Jon Pevehouse; moderated by La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee
Presented by UW–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Wisconsin Alumni Association

Politics and Policy with Maggie Haberman
Thursday, October 29, 7 p.m.
Public Affairs Journalist in Residence Maggie Haberman, The New York Times
Funded by the Kohl Initiative

Possible Post-Election Changes to Healthcare
Thursday, November 12, noon 
La Follette School Associate Professor Christine Durrance will participate on this WisPolitics.com panel discussion about possible post-election changes to healthcare, including the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACT), which the US Supreme Court will take up Nov. 10. The one-hour discussion moderated by WisPolitics President Jeff Mayers is free; however, registration is required for access.  
Sponsored by WisPolitics.com

Patrick J. Lucey: A Lasting Legacy
Thursday, November 12, 7 p.m. 
Professor Emeritus Dennis Dresang and former Govs. Jim Doyle and Scott McCallum discuss Dresang's new book on Wisconsin's 38th governor. Moderated by La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee. 
Co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press