5 results for author: Wisconsin Institute of Public Policy (WIPPS)


US- CHINA TRADE TENSIONS? WHAT’s at stake for Central Wisconsin’s Agriculture?

With the U.S. imposing billions of dollars of new tariffs on Chinese imports and Beijing retaliating with tariff increases on June 1 on $60 billion worth of goods, largely agricultural, what will be the fallout in central Wisconsin?A free public forum on June 18 will address the many areas impacted by the tariffs, including ginseng, dairy, corn and soybeans. Facing millions of dollars in lost revenue, what can these producers do to stay in business?WIPPS is partnering with UW-Madison Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) to launch its inaugural “East Asia Now” series. This free public forum will focus on U.S.-China trade relations and its ...

Build Trust in Wausau

You’re invited to a community dialogue on Wednesday, October 3 entitled ‘Building Trust in Wausau: The Impact of Race’How do news headlines, pictures and language that identify race, ethnicity or religion affect how we understand the news and the people in the news? What is the responsibility of media and law enforcement in reporting incidents that involve minority populations?Join us in a FREE facilitated community conversation that brings together news media, law enforcement and the public to talk about the impact of media coverage of incidents involving minority populations. How does this coverage affect public perceptions of polici...

CHRISTIANS IN AN AGE OF OUTRAGE

Nationally recognized evangelist, author and executive director of the Billy Graham Center will headline the eighth Veninga Lecture on Religion and Society on September 13.7 p.m.Wausau West high School Auditorium1200 West Wausau Ave., WausauEd Stetzer, Ph.D., will speak on “Christians in the Age of Outrage: How to Bring our Best When the World is at its Worst.” This is the title of his most recent book, which will be released in October.Dr. Stetzer holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair for Church, Mission and Evangelism at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. In addition to leading the Billy Graham Center, he chairs the ...

CIRCLES OF FAITH

‘Circles of Faith’ launches first community dialogue Feb. 11The Wausau community will have an opportunity to engage in conversations about faith and interfaith relations at a series of three “Circles of Faith Dialogues,” the first set for February 11 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Northcentral Technical College.The discussion series, which will take place over the next three months, invites members of different religions to share personal experiences, stories and traditions of their faith with the group, encouraging discourse on the commonalities of religion and learning about other cultures.Trained facilitators and religious leaders will ...

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY FOR ALL IN A POLARIZED AGE

Thomas Berg, leading scholar on law and religion, will speak at the fall Veninga Lecture Series on Religion and Society on October 12.Thomas Berg is professor of law and public policy at the University of St. Thomas in St. PaulAs Berg puts it, "We live in polarized times, and in recent years, disputes over religious liberty have contributed to the polarization. Many Americans tend to emphasize liberty and equality of, for example, Muslims or same-sex couples. Many others tend to emphasize it for conservative Christians. There seems little overlap between those two groups." As an advocate for the rights of all these groups, Berg will ...