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Global Hot Spots Lecture Series

April 2, 2008

Don’t miss the spring’s final two lectures

Join Madison-area learners on Friday, April 4 and Friday, May 2 as we continue to look at the ever-increasing role played by global affairs in society. Starting with the environmental challenges facing the earth and finishing up with India’s growing power, these two programs are sure to spark discussion.

April 4Living on a Shrinking Planet: Challenges and Opportunities for a Sustainable Future
UW professor Jon Foley will take you inside the latest scientific findings to uncover the planet’s most pressing environmental concerns. And you might be surprised at what he reveals. With the use of state-of-the-art computer models and satellite measurements that analyze ecosystems and the atmosphere, he’ll also offer possible solutions.

May 2India as an Emerging Power: A Revolution of Rising Expectations
As the second-fastest growing economy in the world, yet still suffering from high levels of poverty, India is experiencing growing pains. But make no mistake about it; India is growing into a global power. Dr. Sinha, an Associate Professor of Political Science at UW-Madison, will analyze what the rise of India as a new aspiring power means for the world and the United States.

Note: these free lectures will be held in the Memorial Union, beginning at 1:30 p.m. An RSVP is requested.

Register now for one or both of these fascinating lectures.

Please contact Ellen Clarke at (608) 890-1191 EllenClarke@uwalumni.com if you have questions.

Global Hot Spots is co-sponsored by the Division of International Studies and the Wisconsin Alumni Association.

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