Global-to-Local Discussion Series

Global to local discussion in the Fireside Lounge at UWM

Institute of World Affairs and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Partner on Global-to-Local Discussion Series.

Every year, the Institute of World Affairs partners with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to organize the Fireside Forum on Foreign Policy, a discussion series exploring global issues through a local lens.  The series runs throughout the month of February and promotes dialogue between global and local experts and community members. Topics are jointly selected to highlight global issues of particular relevance to the Milwaukee area.

In 2015, the series explored refugee resettlement, urban food insecurity, youth unemployment and unrest, and the economics of international news coverage.  As part of the collaboration, opinion pieces authored by Fireside Forum speakers are featured in the Crossroads section of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the Sunday before each program.  Journalists from the newspaper also participate in the forum as guest moderators or panelists.

Stay tuned for information about the 2016 Fireside Forum!