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CREECA Lecture Series: Scott McCallum
Thursday, December 05, 2019, 04:00pm - 05:15pm
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UW-Madison Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA)



The Knowledge Economy
and Public Policy

Scott McCallum
Former Governor of Wisconsin

From the CREECA website:  Is the future of work in decline? What is happening to jobs in the knowledge economy? Former Wisconsin Governor Scott McCallum is conducting research on the interaction of public policy with a focus on the economic debate of whether there is a shortage of workers, or a shortage of jobs. His work looks at patterns of health care employment in case studies of India, Poland, and the United States. McCallum will discuss these three case studies in terms of globalization, economic theory, and the role public policy may play in results.

About the speaker: Scott McCallum was the Wisconsin Governor 2001-03 after serving as Lieutenant Governor for 14 years, and in the State Senate for 10 years prior to that. He has a BA from Macalester College, MA from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, an Honorary Jurist Doctor degree from Marian University, and is a PhD candidate in Integrative Communications for Administration and Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

From 2005-2015 McCallum was President & CEO of the Aidmatrix Foundation. Under his leadership they grew from a regional nonprofit organization to one of the world’s largest technology providers to the humanitarian sector, working with over 32,000 clients on 5 continents.

McCallum taught in the Biotechnology Master of Science program in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2009-2017. He has published and presented throughout the world on technology for humanitarian purposes and its effect upon jobs and public policy. He also represents health care and technology companies in establishing collaborative projects. His academic research provides insights of the impact of the technology revolution on the global economy.

  Location:     UW Pyle Center, Wisconsin Idea Lounge
                      702 Langdon St, Madison WI 53706