Upcoming Events

The College of Social Science and Professional Studies brings you intriguing events that encourage dialogue for budding changemakers and discusses social champions of our past. Follow us on Facebook for information about the events listed below as well as other unique happenings in the College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies.

SMART CITIES

Brown Bag Lunch Discussions
WEDNESDAYS  |  12-1 PM  |  MOLN D101

The Smart Cities vernacular has become a prolific phrase in our community over the last year. Join us weekly to consider the various issues raised by the development of wired and integrated cities. This is a free event open to the public. Find out more about the weekly presentations, parking, and access to presentation videos on the Smart City webpage. 

SHUTTING THE DOOR 

THE ROOTS OF THE CENTRAL AMERICAN MIGRATION CRISIS AND SHIFTING U.S. POLICY

WED NOV 13  | 5-6:30 PM |  MOLN 107

Lisa Haugaard  |  Co-Director of the Latin American Working Group

Haugaard will address and discuss the root cause of the immigration issues facing Central America and the U.S.

EVENT CONTACT  Lorene Bakkila 
bakkila@uwp.edu  |  262-595-2334

Lisa Haugaard, the co-director of the Latin America Working Group, has spearheaded advocacy on human rights and peace issues in Latin America for two decades. Lisa has testified multiple times before the U.S. Congress and produced reports, memos, and blogs on human rights topics. She has participated in international human rights verification missions in Colombia, Mexico and Central America, including on extrajudicial executions, human rights defenders, migrant rights, and electoral observation.

Prior to her work at the LAWG, she was executive director of the Central America Historical Institute in Washington, DC and writer, editor and translator for the Jesuit Instituto Histórico Centroamericano in Managua, Nicaragua. She has a BA from Swarthmore College, a Master’s degree in Latin American studies from New York University, and was a Fulbright scholar in Central America.

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