Badger Cafe Madison Series

Badger Café: “Molecular Me: Exploring the Social Implications of the Genomics Revolution”

June 5 - 6:00PM - 8:00PM
One Alumni Place, 650 N. Lake Street, Madison, WI 53706. Please enter through Alumni Park
Cost: Free

This event is sold out.
Please contact Jordan Langer at to be added to the wait list.

About the topic

Join Jason Fletcher MS’03, MA’05‚ PhD’06 in exploring the ways sociology and genetics have come together to teach us more about ourselves, our history, and the future. You’ll leave with a better understanding of how genetics affects — and will continue to affect — our daily lives.


Jason Fletcher MS’03, MA’05‚ PhD’06‚ professor of public affairs and sociology

About the speaker

As a professor in the La Follette School of Public Affairs and in the Department of Sociology, Fletcher researches how public policy intersects with genetic data, what our genes can predict about society’s functions, and how we should use these data responsibly. He specializes in health economics, the economics of education, and child and adolescent health policy. His research includes examining social-network effects on adolescent education and health outcomes.


6 p.m. Welcome and registration
6:30–7:30 p.m. Program
7:30–7:45 p.m. Q & A session
8 p.m. Event concludes

Light refreshments will be served.

This free event is open to all, but registration by May 31 is strongly recommended!

Questions? Contact Jordan Langer at or 608-308-5430.

Engage with the UW by participating in the Badger Café: Madison Series! Each month, UW–Madison faculty, staff, and alumni will speak at the recently unveiled One Alumni Place. Badger Café presentations offer great ways to get involved on campus and learn from experts in their fields. These talks are free and open to the public.

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