Founders' Day Celebration 2017

Founders’ Day Celebration

March 30 - 6:30PM - 10:00PM
Courthouse Hotel London, 19-21 Great Marlborough Street, London, WIF 7HL

You’re Invited!

Join Badgers from your area to celebrate the first day of classes at the university in 1849. Mingle with fellow Badgers, and hear a talk by one of the brightest minds working at the UW today. The University of Wisconsin is taking some of the energy and excitement of campus to your area — don’t miss this chance to reconnect with the university you love and soak up some Badger spirit!

Special Presentation

“Making Russia Great Again: Vladimir Putin and the Uses of History”
By David McDonald, associate chair of the UW–Madison history department and the Alice D. Mortenson/Petrovich Distinguished Chair in Russian History

This talk seeks to give the audience two takeaways: insight into how the emerging political order in the Russian Federation makes sense to its leaders and a large number of its citizens; and how this is due, in turn, to deeper-lying historical legacies, supplemented by the Putin administration’s interpretation of Russia’s Communist and imperial pasts in offering a vision for the country’s present and future.

Badger of the Year

Paul Collins ’58

The reception, with cash bar, will start at 6:30 p.m. The presentation will start at 6:45 p.m. There will be time for networking after the presentation.

The total event cost will be charged to your card in US Dollars. If you prefer to pay in person at the door, select “Pay on Door” and take £20 cash per person to the event with you. Canape and beverages are included.

The registration deadline is Thursday, March 23, 2017.

If you have questions regarding directions, accessibility, or other event details, contact Elissa Kluever ’04 at

Organized by WAA: London Chapter.

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