Border Angels, Border Realities and Immigration Today
Daniel Okrent is the author of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. Okrent was a featured commentator on Ken Burns's PBS series Baseball, and he was senior creative consultant and featured commentator on Burns's Prohibition.
Christine Brennan, an award-winning sports columnist for USA Today and a best-selling author, will discuss the effect that Title IX has had on collegiate sports.
Presentations by Madison historian David Mollenhoff ("John Nolen: The Enduring Power of a Great Civic Vision") and George Austin of the Block 100 Foundation ("Looking Forward: Opportunities to Build on the Civic Vision") on the past, present and future of State Street and Downtown.
Gwen Ifill, Moderator and Managing Editor of "Washington Week," highlights this meeting of the Madison Civics Club. Her presentation, "Politics, Policy and Reality: What's Really Going on in Washington," cuts through the noise and partisanship to analyze the true state of national public affairs.
Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security: Homeland Security in the Ten Years since 9/11Episode first aired on 9/23/2011
Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security highlights this meeting of the Madison Civics Club. Her presentation, "The Role We All Play: Homeland Security in the Ten Years since 9/11," discusses the efforts her Department and each of us can do to secure our country from the threats we face - from terrorism to natural disasters.
Valedictorian of his class at Notre Dame, Timothy Cordes went on to earn a Ph.D. in biomolecular chemistry and an M.D. from UW-Madison, and is the first blind person ever to earn these dual degrees.