Here are *some* of the prior Society & Politics events.

 2012-2013 Society & Politics Events

  • · Wednesday, September 12, 12, Society and Politics Kickoff
  • · Wednesday, September 26, 12, Libya Table Talk
  • · Wednesday, October 3, 12, The Presidential Debate
  • · Tuesday, October 9, 12, Define American: Evening w/ Jose Vargas
  • · Wednesday, October 10, 12, The Quest for Third Way Economies
  • · Tuesday, October 16, 12, Presidential Debate Screening and Disc
  • · Tuesday, October 16, 12, Presidential Debate Screening (Rath, SETT)
  • · Monday, October 22, 12, Media and Politics Panel
  • · Monday, October 22, 12, Presidential Debate Screening and Disc
  • · Tuesday, October 23, 12, Turning Point USA Student Debate
  • · Wednesday, October 24, 12, Economics and Student Loan Debt
  • · Monday, October 29, 12, Table Talk Social Issues
  • · Monday, November 5, 12, How Commerce Saved Civilization
  • · Monday, November 5, 12, "The Choice" film
  • · Tuesday, November 6, 12, 2012 Election Results Viewing
  • · Tuesday, December 4, 12, The UW Challenge
  • · Tuesday, December 11, 12, Syria Table Talk
  • · Monday, December 17, 12, Wisconsin after The End of Growth
  • · Saturday, January 5, 13, Governor Walker State of the State Viewing
  • · Tuesday, February 5, 13, Wisconsin Spirit Social
  • · Tuesday, February 12, 13, Obama State of the Union Viewing
  • · Monday, February 18, 13, Ethnic Studies Dinner
  • · Wednesday, February 20, 13, Governor Walker Budget Address Viewing
  • · Tuesday, March 5, 13, SLAC: BADIDAS
  • · Wednesday, March 13, 13, Rethink Wisconsin: FLOW
  • · Monday, March 18, 13, A Conversation on Internships and Federal Careers
  • · Thursday, March 21, 13, Educational Opportunity Fair
  • · Tuesday, April 2, 13, Wisconsin Spring Election Results Viewing
  • · Monday, April 22, 13, The Global Poverty Project
  • · Tuesday, April 23, 13, US Dept of Start Intern Prog Info Session
  • · Monday, April 29, 13, A Psychedelic Conversation - Jim Fadiman, Paul Daley, Nick Cozzi
  • · Monday, April 29, 13, Lecture 2: A Psychedelic Conversation - Jim Fadiman, Paul Daley, Nick Cozzi
  • · Tuesday, April 30, 13, Q&A with Ian MacKaye
  • · Thursday, May 2, 13, David Walker, Senator Johnson, Rep Mark Pocan

2011-2012 Society & Politics Events

  • Thursday, September 8, 11                       Kevin Strange, Neurobiology of Drinking MU Bash
  • Friday, September 9, 11                              Kevin Strange, Neurobiology of Drinking US Bash
  • Wednesday, September 21, 11              Society and Politics kickoff
  • Tuesday, October 11, 11                             Table Talk Affirmative Action
  • Tuesday, September 13, 11                      Student Org Fair
  • Sunday, October 23, 11                                The Message movie, and Martinez White discussion
  • Monday, October 24, 11                              Black Lights movie, Karla Manning discussion (Chicago Public Schools)
  • Tuesday, October 25, 11                             Table Talk: Access to Education
  • Friday, November 4, 11                                Human Trafficking
  • Wednesday, November 9, 11                  Student Dems and Republicans Presidential Debate
  • Tuesday, November 15, 11                        Table Talk: Corporations and Occupy Movement
  • Tuesday, December 6, 11                           Table Talk: Moral issues
  • Wednesday, December 7, 11                  Interfaith Moral Debate
  • Tuesday, January 17, 12                                    President Obama State of the Union Rath Viewing
  • Tuesday, January 24, 12                                    Governor Walker State of the State Rath Viewing
  • Monday, February 6, 12                                     Human Rights in an Online World
  • Thursday, February 9, 12                                   Kickoff & Table Talk Human Rights in On-line World
  • Tuesday, February 14, 12                                  World Oil Supply: Looming Crisis or New Abundance
  • Wednesday, February 15, 12                         Megawatt Summit: Catalyzing Energy Conservation
  • Wednesday, March 14, 12                               Movie: Education Under Fire
  • Thursday, March 15, 12                                      Tabletalk: Education
  • Monday, March 19, 12                                        A talk by Paul Ginsberg and Lori Berquam
  • Tuesday, April 17, 12                                            Derick Jensen - Civiization and Resistance
  • Monday, April 30, 12                                            Eboo Patel - Interfaith Connections
  • Tuesday, May 1, 12                                                Erik Guethner - Do you know your legal rights?
  • Monday, May 7, 12                                                Conversation with Organic Farmers of our Generation
  • Monday, May 7, 12                                                Psychedelic Breakthroughs: Nicholas Cozzi, Bruce Sewick, Thomas Roberts (5:39-9:30pm)
  • Tuesday, May 15, 12                                             Chip Hunter: Widespread Outbreak of Peace (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Darfur)

2010-2011 Society & Politics Events 

Political Programming  

  • 11/2/10 Rathskeller big screen election results viewing 
  • 11/10/11 Controversial Allies Panel Discussion of US Interests in Greece, Turkey and Cyprus 
  • 1/25/11 Rathskeller big screen viewing of President Obama State of the Union       
  • 2/1/11 Rathskeller big screen viewing of State of the State with Governor Walker 
  • 2/21/11 Election Reform Panel Discussion 
  • 4/16/11 Funding for the Mexican War by Geraldo Esquival 
  • 5/2/10 Legislative Bill Writing discussion                                      

Social Issues 

  • 9/29/11 Lazaret Effect, film cosponsored with WUD Film Committee 
  • 10/31/11 Pre-Program Dinner and Discussion with Matt Taibbi discussing his experiences as a journalist and views on reporting in the U.S. 
  • 3/28/11 Green Week Gasland (natural gas fracting) movie viewing 
  • 3/29/11 Green Week Yogurt and Kiefer making 
  • 3/30/11 Green Week Composing Carnival 
  • 4/6/11 Survive Against Starvation role playing interactive discussion 
  • 4/19/11 Journalism Ethics with Jeff Zeleny of the New York Times 
  • 4/20/11 Gasland movie viewing (again) 
  • 4/21/11 Gasland creator Josh Fox discussing his movie Small group facilitated topic discussion around food. 

Table Talk

  • 10/14/10 Table Talk – The Role of Government 
  • 12/7/10 Table Talk 
  • 3/31/11 Green Week Table Talk on Environmental Issues 
  • 4/12/11 Table Talk – War and Revolution 
  • 4/28/11 Table Talk - Education Fireside Chats                
  • 10/28/11 Fireside Chat with Dean of Students Lori Berquam regarding Society and Ethics 
  • 11/18/11 Fireside Chat with Wisconsin Union Director Mark Guthier
  • 2/3/11 Fireside Chat with Chancellor Biddy Martin, Dean of Students Lori Berquam, and Wisconsin Union Director Mark Guthier 

2008-2009 Society & Politics Events: 

  • KICKOFF: Panel Discussion on Rising Food Costs and Sustainability: Friday, September 12th, 2008 from 4-6 pm 
  • Standard Operating Procedure Documentary Screening with WUD Film: Thursday, September 18th, 2008 at 7:30 pm 
  • Youthanized! Documentary Screening with Project Youthanize. Monday, September 22nd, 2008 at 7:00 pm 
  • Lose the Shoes Soccer Tournament and Grassroots Fundraiser for HIV/AIDS Education in Africa (Cosponsored with Global Connections): Saturday September 27th, 2008 
  •  Presidential Debates Watch Parties and Spin Room Discussions: Round 1: Friday, September 26th, 2008 at 7:30 pm Round 2: Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 at 7:30pm Round 3: Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 at 7:30pm 
  • Vice-Presidential Debates: Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 at 7:30 pm 
  • Election Night Party, November 4th, 2008 from 9-12 pm 
  • The Students' Economic Forum, November 11th, 2008 from 6-7:30pm 
  • Social Identity Series: Panel on Gender Expressions, Monday, November 17th, 2008 at 7:30 TV and the Working Class, Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 at 7:00 
  • What is Anti-Racism? Friday, February 20th, 2009 at 4:00 
  • Feminisms: An Interactive Discussion March 6, 2009 
  • White Middle Class Males March 27, 2009 
  • Unlearning Racism Workshop with the YWCA April 24, 2009 
  • Speed Debates: Wednesday October 22nd, 2008 from 7-9 pm February 13th, 2009 March 11th, 2009 April 7th, 2009 May 1st, 2009 on Library Mall Spring Kickoff: Wednesday, January 27th, 2009 
  • Team America: Perceptions of the US Around the World: Monday, February 2nd, 2009 
  • Wisconsin Union Directorate-Wide Human Rights Week - Feb. 9-13, 2009 
  • Human Rights and Immigration: Monday, February 9th, 2009 
  • The Global Food Chain: Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 
  • Jeanne Cummings Luncheon: March 25th, 2009 District 2 Alder Debate: April 1st, 2009 
  • Jennifer Baumgardner Lecture: April 16th, 2009 Take Back the Night March and Rally: Saturday, April 18th, 2009 
  • "I Was Raped" Documentary Screening: Monday, April 20th, 2009 
  • 24 Hour Garbage Day Challenge: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 
  • Food Sovereignty Conference: Thursday, April 23rd, 2009


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