Kathy Cramer to speak at first ever Crossroads of Ideas

Morgridge Center for Public Service Director and political science professor Kathy Cramer will deliver the inaugural talk of the new Crossroads of Ideas speaker series on Oct. 6.

This public lecture series, held at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of most months at the Discovery Building, addresses challenging and engaging social science topics such as politics, policy issues, ethics, public perceptions, law and science and society.

Cramer will deliver the talk on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Discovery Building Town Center on the UW-Madison campus. The talk will center around her upcoming book, The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker, in which she examines rural resentment toward cities and its implications for contemporary politics in Wisconsin and beyond.

The name Crossroads of Ideas reflects the importance of the Discovery Building as a place for campus and community to learn about thought-provoking topics. Crossroads refers to both the building’s central location on campus and the intersection of the dozens of different disciplines that work and study here.

The event is free and open to the public. Crossroads of Ideas is supported by the Morgridge Institute for Research, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and WARF.