Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Friday, September 25, 2020

Live, online Town Halls focus on key election issues

Live, online Town Halls focus on key election issues

As the U.S. presidential election approaches, the La Follette School of Public Affairs and Department of Political Science are partnering with the Wisconsin Alumni Association on a series of Real Town Hall discussions. The first, on the social impacts of COVID-19, is Wednesday, Sept. 30.

During these 90-minute livestreamed events, faculty experts will discuss key issues and answer audience questions. The events are free, but registration is required for access.

Beyond Health: The Social Impacts of COVID-19
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 7–8:30 p.m. CDT (details and registration)

Moderator: Susan Webb Yackee — La Follette School director and professor of public affairs and political science

Panelists:
J. Michael Collins — professor of public affairs and human ecology, Fetzer Family Chair in Consumer and Personal Finance

Jason Fletcher — professor of public affairs and sociology

Denia Garcia — assistant professor of public affairs

Sarah Halpern-Meekin — associate professor of human development, family studies, and public affairs

Foreign Relations, Trade, & Policy in 2021 & Beyond
Monday, Oct. 12, 7–8:30 p.m. CDT (details and registration)

Moderator: Susan Webb Yackee — La Follette School director and professor of public affairs and political science

Panelists:
Menzie Chinn — professor of public affairs and economics

Mark Copelovitch — professor of political science, public affairs, and international relations

Tana Johnson — associate professor of public affairs and political science

Jon Pevehouse — professor of political science and public affairs

The Electoral Process
Monday, Oct. 26, 7–8:30 p.m. CDT (details and registration)

Moderator: Kathy Cramer — professor of political science and Natalie C. Holton Chair of Letters & Science

Panelists:
Barry Burden — professor of political science, director of the Elections Research Center, and Lyons Family Chair in Electoral Politics

Mike Wagner— professor and Louis A. Maier Faculty Development Fellow in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Rob Yablon — assistant professor of law and affiliate of the Elections Research Center