Global Conversations is a series hosted by CALS Global in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. There are two iterations of Global Conversations, Grand Challenges and Connect.

Grand Challenges is a monthly virtual seminar series held on the third Thursday of every month at 1 PM. These sessions feature CALS experts whose work is being used to confront a global grand challenge. All sessions are recorded, past sessions can be viewed here. Each academic year the focus is on a different grand challenge, this year the theme is ‘Feeding the World’. All are welcome to attend and registration is required.

Connect is a monthly in-person event held on the first Tuesday of every month from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Each event is centered around a different geographic region. Resources on how to get involved within the region and work being done on campus and within the college to support each region will be available to all attendees. These events will be useful for all faculty, staff, and students that are interested in networking and increasing their international engagement. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

We value inclusion and access for all participants and are pleased to provide reasonable accommodations for full participation in Global Conversations. For questions, accommodations, and additional information contact Julia Frangul (

Fall 2023 Global Conversations Events

December 5th

Connect: South Asia

8:30 – 10:00 AM

Center for Dairy Research
1605 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Join us for coffee, snacks, and conversation. This event is all about making connections, finding resources, and learning more about UW-Madison’s engagement in South Asia. Drop-in study abroad advising for CALS’ South Asia programs will be provided by CALS Study Abroad.

All students, faculty, and staff are welcome.

This event is co-hosted by CALS Global, CALS Study Abroad, and Center for South Asia. Learn more about our current engagement in South Asia and how you can get involved.

Enter through the door near the Stock Pavilion or on the lower level of Babcock Hall. Follow signs for CDR.

For questions, accommodations, and additional information contact Julia Frangul (

Recorded past events can be found here.