Badger Cafe Milwaukee Series

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

March 7 - 6:00PM - 8:00PM
The University Club of Milwaukee, 924 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI
Cost: Free

About the event

Explore how sociology and genetics have come together to teach us more about ourselves, our history, and the future. You will leave with a better understanding of how genetics affects — and will continue to affect — our lives every day.

The speaker

Jason Fletcher MS’03, MA’05, PhD’06, professor, La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Department of Sociology at UW–Madison

About the speaker

Fletcher researches questions about how public policy intersects with genetic data, what our genes can predict about how society functions, and how we should use the 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.


6–6:30 p.m. Welcome reception and registration opens
6:30–7:30 p.m. Presentation by Jason Fletcher
7:30–7:45 p.m. Audience Q & A
8 p.m. Event concludes

Light refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to all, but we strongly encourage registration.

Complimentary parking is available in a heated parking pavilion in the 800 block of North Prospect Avenue. (There is easy access to the University Club’s entrance under the porte cochère.) If that parking structure is full, you may park outside in a service lot on North Marshall Street, adjacent to the heated garage.

Questions? Contact Jordan Langer at or 1-608-308-5430.

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