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“Over the Wall: Getting a Perspective on U.S. Politics From Mexico” By: Ruth Conniff

October 23, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The presenter will discuss her year in Mexico as a US journalist covering the relationship between the two countries, Donald Trump’s presidency, the Mexican national elections, and the perception of the United States abroad, as well as the lessons we can learn from our nearest neighbor.

Ruth Conniff is an American progressive journalist who serves as editor-in-chief of The Progressive.  In addition to The Progressive, Conniff has written for The Nation and the New York Times.

The Progressive is an American monthly magazine of politics, culture and progressivism with a pronounced liberal perspective. Founded in 1909 by Senator Robert “Fighting Bob” La Follette, it was originally called La Follette’s Weekly and then simply La Follette’s.[1] In 1929, it was recapitalized and had its name changed to The Progressive;[1][2][3] for a period The Progressive was co-owned by the La Follette family and William Evjue’s newspaper The Capital Times.[3] Its headquarters is in Madison, Wisconsin.[4]

The magazine is known for its strong pacifism. It devotes much coverage to combating war, militarism, and corporate power. It supports civil rights and civil liberties, women’s rights, LGBT rights, immigrant rights, labor rights, human rights, environmentalism, criminal justice reform, and democratic reform.[5] Its current Editor-in-Chief is Ruth Conniff. Previous editors included Fighting Bob La Follette, his son Robert Jr.William Evjue, Morris Rubin, Erwin Knoll and Matthew Rothschild.


October 23, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Room 206 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States
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