IRIS NRC hosts or co-sponsors virtual, in-person, or hybrid lectures each semester on global themes of interest to UW faculty, staff, and students. Topics for lectures are identified by campus partners or other IRIS centers.
Spring 2021: CALS Global Conversations Series
January Theme: Feeding the World
Claudia Irene Calderon: Agroecology for a sustainable and more inclusive food system in the western highlands of Guatemala
Shawn Steffan: Food web ecology at UW-Madison: Fruitful collaborations across continents
Michel Wattiaux: Dairying in Mexico: From smallholder to family farms, and “factory” farms
Monthly one-hour talks featuring CALS faculty and staff sharing their international research and development work.
The series will serve as a catalyst for conversation around international collaborations, opportunities, and community-building within CALS, UW-Madison, and beyond.
February Theme: Responding to Climate Change
Nan Li: Visual communication and climate change in China
Jake Brunkard: The future of agriculture: Evolution of plant metabolism in Australia and South Africa
Min Chen: Remote sensing and global change