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Sep 29, 2018 / Cap Times Idea Fest

MEA staff attorney Tressie Kamp will participate in a panel titled “Will Foxconn be Worth it for Wisconsin?”.

Description: Is the $4 billion the state has given to the Taiwanese high-tech manufacturer a cruicial investment in the future of the state and its workers, or a colossal waste of taxpayer money? A panel with widely ranging views discusses the state's biggest economic story of the year.

Attorney Kamp will be joined on the panel by Wisconsin Representative Peter Barca, Wisconsin Representative Gordon Hintz, State Senator LaTonya Johnson, and Wisconsin Technology Council President Tom Still.

Date and Time: Saturday, Sept. 29, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State St., Madison, WI 53703
Moderator: Capital Times Reporter Jesse Opoien

Information on last years inagural Idea Fest can be found at this link.


Oct 09, 2018 / Journalist Eric Lipton Speaks about Environmental Protection in the Trump Era

Three time Pulitzer Prize winner Eric Lipton will speak about the Trump Administration's remaking of environmental regulations and policies. He was able to research the administration's changes using Freedom of Information Act requests and the help of a law clinic at Yale. Lipton's pulitzer winning topics include the flawed Hubble Telescope (1992), the influence of lobbyists on government officials (2015), and Russian cyberpower in the United States (2017). 

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 9, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Reception to follow.

Location: UW- Madison Discovery Building, De Luca Forum, 330 N. Orchard St. Madison WI, 53715

This evented is presented by the Robert M. LaFollete School of Public Affairs. Eric Lipton is a part of their Journal in Residence programs. The event is co-sponsored by UW–Madison's Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Department of Political Science, and Law School, and UW- Madison's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. 

Registration for this event is requested here

Download the pdf for this event here