Jessica L. P. Weeks, an expert on comparative foreign policy, the causes of war and international security, is the 2018 winner of the Karl Deutsch Award. The prestigious award from the International Studies Association recognizes the scholar under the age of 40 who has made the most significant contribution, through a body of publications, to the study of international relations and peace research.
HaoYang (Carl) Jiang has made astounding progress toward “The American Dream.” His journey, though, has been arduous. An immigrant from China at age 5, Jiang found himself alone and homeless as an adolescent. Public education and the support of friends and teachers saved him, he says, putting him on a path that led to the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy.
UW-Madison senior Jordan Madden will be able to build upon his mission of helping others as the recipient of a 2018 Truman Scholarship.
EatStreet, a Madison tech startup that enables online delivery orders at more than 15,000 restaurants in 250-plus cities nationwide, continues to build on an offer that a restaurant can’t refuse.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election at the end of his term saying he wants to spend more time with family. WPR talks with Capitol Reporter Laurel White for reactions from the speaker’s district, then turn to a political scientist look at the effects on Congress, Wisconsin and on Ryan’s future.
David Canon Q&A in the Cap Times: UW-Madison professor David Canon explains what a Wisconsin #bluewave could look like
Last week's election results for the state Supreme Court, in which Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet, who was backed by Democrats, handily beat Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock, who was supported by Republicans, led to a deluge of analysis about what it means for the fall general election and whether a #bluewave, as Gov. Scott Walker tweeted last week, really is on the horizon.
Barry Burden in the Washington Post: The record number of women running in Democratic primaries will likely outperform their Republican peers
The number of women running for the Senate isn’t a record; that was set in 2016 at 40. Nonetheless, 13 Republican women and 17 Democratic women have declared their candidacies. These tallies are particularly interesting given research released this week by Barry Burden of the University of Wisconsin in Madison and Yoshikuni Ono of Tohoku University in Japan.
In January, Dallet and her 16-year-old daughter participated in the women's march in Milwaukee, joining with thousands of other women across the state and country demanding to be heard. "Strategically, politically, it was really, really effective," said Ryan Owens, a law professor at the University of Wisconsin who heads the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership.