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.

Tuesday
7:00 pm
March 20
H.F. DeLuca Forum

Crossroads of Ideas: Lessons from Yellowstone

Fire in the West and Forests of the Future: Lessons from Yellowstone is free and open to the public. Registration is requested.


This event features Monica Turner, professor of ecology in the department of integrative biology at UW-Madison.

Tuesday
7:00 pm
April 3
H.F. DeLuca Forum

Crossroads of Ideas: A Head of Our Time?

A Head of Our Time? Issues and Ethics in Human Head Transplants is free and open to the public. Registration is requested.


This talk, which features Susan Lederer, professor of medical history and bioethics at UW-Madison, is in commemoration of the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein,

Tuesday
7:00 pm
April 24
H.F. DeLuca Forum

Crossroads of Ideas: Riding the Next Wireless Wave

Riding the Next Wireless Wave: The Era of Edge Computing is free and open to the public. Registration is requested.


Suman Banerjee, professor of computer sciences at UW-Madison, will discuss city-scale wireless networks.

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

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