Associate Prof. Marcelo Cruz kicks off inaugural Mayor’s Dialogue series

On Monday, May 10, associate professor Marcelo Cruz (PEA) kicked off the inaugural Mayor’s Dialogue series sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement. The Mayor’s Dialogue series was created by Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich to bring UW-Green Bay Faculty into the discussion with city employees on important issues facing our community. Professor Cruz’s talk was entitled “Latinos are not a monolith social group: the complexities of Latino identity in Green Bay,” and was attended by more than 50 municipal employees and the Mayor. The next talk will be this summer featuring Prof. Jillian Jacklin (DJS).

Assoc. Prof. Coen presents refugee policy research

UW-Green Bay Associate Professor Alise Coen (Political Science, Public & Environmental Affairs) presented her research on U.S. refugee policy to the Western Political Science Association last week. Her paper, “Terrorist Infiltrators, Gendered Threat, and the Specter of 9/11: U.S. Retreats from Refugee Responsibility-Sharing” was delivered as part of a virtual panel on Immigration Policy at the Western Political Science Association (WPSA) conference on Friday, April 2. More information about the conference is available on this WPSA website.

(Virtual) Great Decisions: Struggles Over the Melting Arctic with Elizabeth Wheat, March 8

Manitowoc Public Library is proud to present Great Decisions 2021, their 14th year of hosting this preeminent eight-week grassroots lecture series. On Monday, March 8, 2021 at 6 p.m., Associate Professor Elizabeth Wheat will be discussing “Struggles Over the Melting Arctic.”

In 2021, in response to the uncertainty surrounding large public gatherings, MPL has decided to go completely virtual with the Great Decisions program, livestreaming it on their Facebook. This will, in fact, expand the scope of who can tune into Great Decisions beyond the Lakeshore area. This year, anyone with a thirst for knowledge and an internet connection will have the opportunity to discover, discuss and decide how to meet some of the world’s greatest challenges head-on, every Monday evening at 6 p.m., in February and March. Increasingly, global events have become domestic concerns and Great Decisions takes listeners beyond the headlines with essential background information, relevant facts, ever-shifting policy options and impartial analysis.

About the program: “Former U.S. President Donald Trump left many scratching their heads when it was rumored that he was looking to purchase the large island nation of Greenland from Denmark. While any potential deal seems highly unlikely, the event shows the changing opinion within the U.S. government toward engagement with the Arctic region. Because of climate change, large sheets of arctic ice are melting, exposing vast stores of natural gas and oil. With Russia and China already miles ahead with their Arctic strategies, can the U.S. catch up?”

The Great Decisions Series is FREE and registration is not required. For more information, visit the Manitowoc Public Library website.

Prof. Coen to present on ‘The End of Globalization’ Feb. 8, 6 p.m.

On Monday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m, UW-Green Bay Associate Professor Alise Coen (Political Science, Public & Environmental Affairs) will deliver a virtual presentation on “The End of Globalization?” as part of the Manitowoc Public Library’s Foreign Policy Great Decisions series.  This year, anyone with a thirst for knowledge and an internet connection will have the opportunity to discover, discuss and decide how to meet some of the world’s greatest challenges head-on, every Monday evening at 6 p.m. in February and March.

The talk is free and open to the public and will be streamed through Facebook.

 

UW-Green Bay’s Center for Public Affairs is co-hosting a Virtual Advocacy Forum on Thursday, Dec. 10

The Brown County United Way Advocacy Council and the UW-Green Bay Center for Public Affairs are co-hosting a Virtual Advocacy Forum on Thursday, Dec. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p. m. The format will be an interactive, roundtable discussion with local leaders.Contribute your voice in coming together around long-term solutions to support nonprofits, vital safety net services, and our community’s wellbeing during the pandemic and over the long-term. Registration is free but is required in order to receive the Zoom link to join event. Find more information and an agenda at the event website.

Presenters and Roundtable Members:

  • Robyn Davis, Brown County United Way
  • Sarah Inman, Brown County United Way
  • Kristin Jacobs, CASA of Brown County
  • Lora Warner, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
  • Jeff Vande Leest, Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin
  • Lisa Kogan-Praska, Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay
  • Robyn Hallet, Literacy Green Bay
  • Amaad Rivera-Wagner, City of Green Bay

Study: Pandemic hitting nonprofits hard

Lora Warner, director of UW-Green Bay’s Center for Public Affairs, says research showed 56 percent of regional respondents were “greatly concerned” about the decline in donations, compared to 52 percent statewide. In addition, about half of nonprofits reduced their service delivery due to the pandemic, while the other half adapted their services or increased their service delivery. Source: Study: Pandemic hitting nonprofits hard, Insight Publications

Prof. Coen presents on online pedagogy and inclusive teaching

UW-Green Bay Associate Professor Alise Coen (Political Science, Public & Environmental Affairs) delivered a presentation about online pedagogy and inclusive teaching to the Western Political Science Association (WPSA) Inclusive Teaching & Pedagogy Virtual Community on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Her presentation focused on designing online discussion prompts and best practices for inclusivity in asynchronous online learning. More information is available on the Western Political Science Association Website.