Crossroads of Ideas is a public lecture series held monthly on Tuesday evenings during the academic year that addresses challenging and engaging social science topics such as politics, policy issues, ethics, public perceptions, law and science and society.

The name Crossroads of Ideas reflects the importance of the Discovery Building as a place for campus and community to learn about thought-provoking topics. Crossroads refers to both the building's central location on campus and the intersection of the dozens of different disciplines that work and study here.

Watch our COVID-19 edition of Crossroads:

Monday
5:00 pm
December 7
Virtual

Crossroads of Ideas: The Health of Our Democracy

The Health of Our Democracy: A Status Check is free and open to the public. Sign up for the webinar link.

Campus experts weigh in on the current state of our democracy in the aftermath of the November election. Featuring: Kathy Cramer, Barry Burden, Franciska Coleman, Lew Friedland, Manuel Teodoro and Michael Wagner (moderator).

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Crossroads of Ideas is supported by the Morgridge Institute for Research, UW–Madison and WARF.

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