Global Conversations is a monthly seminar series that focuses on a different region of the world, shares opportunities on how to get involved within the region, and features CALS faculty, staff, students, alumni, and partner experiences within the region.

These will be virtual events, with an opportunity to hear from speakers as well as engage in meaningful conversation. For questions and additional information contact Julia Frangul (julia.frangul@wisc.edu)

We value inclusion and access for all participants and are pleased to provide reasonable accommodations for full participation in this event. Please email Julia Frangul (julia.frangul@wisc.edu).


Past Events

Click links below to watch recordings of past Global Conversations sessions.

Looking for resources from the session? Email us at global@cals.wisc.edu.

Africa: April 13, 2022

  • Aleia McCord – African Studies Program
  • Lusayo Mwakatika – ACADES Malawi
  • Jacob Breit & Derek Krismer – UW Mobile Clinics and Health Care in Uganda Program Participants
  • Joshua Garoon – Department of Community and Environmental Sociology
  • James Ntambi – CALS Study Abroad in Uganda Program Leader

South Asia: March 9, 2022

  • Sarah Beckham – Center for South Asia
  • Terri Allendorf – Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology
  • Sweta Shrestha – Population Health Institute

Latin America and the Caribbean : February 16, 2022

  • Alberto Vargas – LACIS
  • Chris Hittinger – Department of Genetics
  • Anika Rice – Department of Geography
  • Carlos Gomez – Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina
  • Sherry Tanumihardjo – UW Linking Agriculture and Nutrition in Mexico Program Leader

Ensuring Health for All: December 15, 2021

  • Adam Borger – Food Research Institute

Feeding the World: November 17, 2021

  • James Crall – Department of Entomology
  • Valentin Picasso – Department of Agronomy

Strengthening Economies & Communities: October 27, 2021

  • Kaiping Chen – Department of Life Sciences Communication
  • Priya Mukherjee – Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics

Ensuring Health for All: April 23, 2021

  • Francisco Pe├▒agaricano – Department of Animal & Dairy Sciences
  • Erica Majumder – Department of Bacteriology

Strengthening Economies & Communities: March 26, 2021

  • Shelby Ellison – Department of Horticulture
  • Nan Enstad – Department of Community & Environmental Sociology
  • Paul Dower – Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics
  • Solomon Amuzu – Call to Nature Permaculture

Responding to Climate Change: February 26, 2021

  • Nan Li – Department of Life Sciences Communication
  • Jacob Brunkard – Department of Genetics
  • Min Chen – Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology

Feeding the World: January 22, 2021

  • Claudia Irene Calder├│n – Department of Horticulture
  • Shawn Steffan – Department of Entomology
  • Michel Wattiaux