Science Festival: Global Wisconsin Idea

The UW–Madison International Division convenes scientists working on some of the world’s most pressing problems. More than a half dozen scientists, with expertise ranging from geography to genetics, will share their groundbreaking work in five-minute flash talks covering topics from the origins of human life to the 2022 World Cup.


  • Richard Keller, associate dean, International Division


  • John Hawks, anthropology
  • Lori DiPrete Brown, Global Health Institute
  • Annemarie Schneider, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment
  • Samer Alatout, community and environmental sociology
  • Hussain Bahia and Paul Block, civil and environmental engineering
  • Jerry Yin, genetics; director, Wisconsin China Initiative

The discussion is part of the Wisconsin Science Festival that runs from Thursday, Oct. 22, through Sunday, October 25, in sites across Wisconsin.