Skip Navigation

Thanks For Your Interest

We’ll Email You a Reminder 30 Minutes before The UW Now Livestream.

As the United States and NATO respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine with unprecedented sanctions, many are wondering what these sanctions will do to commodity markets and inflation as well as the global economic order. What might be the unintended consequences of the sanctions on the dollar’s central role in the global monetary system? How might global monetary and financial consequences complicate the Federal Reserve’s challenge of reducing inflation without causing a recession? Will Russia have a way to reenter the global economy? Will the sanctions encourage China to align with the West, align with Russia, or become more self-sufficient? What long-term effects may be experienced by companies that have withdrawn from Russia — and companies that haven’t?

Join fellow UW alumni and friends online for a livestream and Q & A with leading experts who will discuss the global economic impact of the ongoing crisis in Europe. The panel will be moderated by Mike Knetter, CEO of the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association.


Dana Peterson MS’02 is the chief economist and center leader of economy, strategy, and finance at the Conference Board, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit business membership and research group organization that conducts economic and business management research. In her work, she analyzes global economic themes having direct financial market implications, including monetary policy; fiscal and trade policy; debt; taxation; environmental, social, and governance investing; and demographics. Peterson’s research covering rates, equities, credit, foreign exchange, commodities, political analysis, and asset allocation has been featured by U.S. and international news outlets, both in print and broadcast. Previously, Peterson worked for Citi Bank, where she served as a North America economist and a global economist. She has also worked at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C.

Jon Pevehouse, PhD, is the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Political Science: International Relations at UW–Madison. His research interests lie in international relations, international political economy, American foreign policy, international organizations, and political methodology. His work examines the relationship between domestic and international politics. He is the coauthor, with Joshua Goldstein, of International Relations, the leading textbook on international politics. From 2012 to 2017, he was the editor of International Organization, the leading journal in the field of international relations.

Ricky Sandler ’91 is the founder of Eminence Capital, a global investment management organization valued at approximately $8 billion. Before launching Eminence, Sandler was cofounder and general partner of Fusion Capital Management LLC. Prior to that, he was a research analyst covering a wide range of industries and companies for Mark Asset Management, where he began his investing career in 1991. Sandler has served as a board member for the University of Wisconsin Foundation and as a member of its development committee, investment committee, and traditional asset subcommittee. Sandler is also a chartered financial analyst.

A recording and recap of the livestream will be available on after the event.

Speakers and schedule are subject to change.

This event is hosted by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®.