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UW Experts to Present “Wisconsin in the World” at Weidner Center

September 4, 2008

GREEN BAY, Wis. — University of Wisconsin experts will discuss the changing Wisconsin economy and the university’s role in developing workforce talent at a public lecture on Sept. 11.

“Wisconsin in the World: Growing Global Talent” will feature David J. Ward, interim chancellor of UW-Green Bay, and Gilles Bousquet, dean of the Division of International Studies at UW-Madison.

An extension of UW’s popular Global Hot Spots lecture series, the discussion will take place Thursday, Sept. 11, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

Bousquet, regarded nationally and internationally as a leading innovator in international interdisciplinary education, will discuss how Wisconsin businesses and organizations can attract the talent needed to remain competitive in a global marketplace.

Ward, president of NorthStar Economics, Inc., a Madison-based private economic consulting and research firm, will discuss the implications of global economic changes for Wisconsin’s workforce and economic development.

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation, and refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to all, but registration is required. Visit to register.

The event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA), the UW-Madison Division of International Studies, the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies, the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment and UW For You.

Contact: Sarah Schutt, Wisconsin Alumni Lifelong Learning, (608) 262-5699,


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