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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 uwalumni.com/uwforyou 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, sschutt@waastaff.com

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