Faculty note: Weinschenk serves as keynote speaker next week

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk ’07 (Public and Environmental Administration, Political Science) will be the keynote speaker for the League of Wisconsin Municipalities Urban Policy Forum, June 7 at Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton. His topic will be the Wisconsin state elections and the political environment in Wisconsin ahead of the fall elections. The Urban Policy Forum is usually attended by 25-40 mayors and administrators from cities with populations of more than 10,000. Weinschenk’s research often focuses on what motivates people to vote. He co-authored “A Citizens Guide to U.S. Elections, Empowering Democracy in America.” In the book Weinschenk argues “much of what is broken [about democracy] can be fixed if people stop throwing up their arms and start rolling up their sleeves to do the hard work of building our democracy.”