The La Follette School of Public Affairs and UW–Madison’s Department of Political Science are partnering with the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) for a series of Real Town Hall events in Wisconsin and Minnesota in preparation for the 2016 presidential election.
La Follette School Professor Susan Yackee will moderate two of the events – in Milwaukee on October 13 and in Madison on October 19. Political Science Professor David Canon will moderate the Appleton and Twin Cities events.
The Milwaukee panel discussion at the University Club of Milwaukee will focus on education, crime, and poverty. La Follette Professor Tim Smeeding, faculty emeritus John Witte, and faculty affiliate Mike Massoglia will participate on the panel.
For the Madison event, La Follette faculty members Jason Fletcher and Greg Nemet along with Assistant Professor Cecelia Klingele of the Law School will address health care, crime, and climate at the Sheraton Madison Hotel.
The series begins October 5 in Appleton, when Joseph Conti, Nils Ringe, and Yoshiko Herrera will discuss foreign affairs and immigration. On October 10, Michael Wagner, Ken Mayer, and Howard Schweber will discuss polarization and politics in Lake Elmo, Minnesota.
All Town Hall events begin with registration at 6:30 p.m., followed by a moderated program at 7:30, question-and-answer session at 8, and a reception at 8:30. The cost is $10 per person, which includes light refreshments. A cash bar will be available. Online registration is open for the Appleton and Twin Cities events and will be available soon for the Milwaukee and Madison events on the WAA website.