Speaker Date Topic
Bruce Bittles (BAIRD Chief Investment Strategist) Oct 02, 2020
Mike Gousha and Lynn Sprangers Oct 09, 2020
America's Socialist Experiment -- Milwaukee's Socialist History

Mike Gousha is a distinguished fellow in law and public policy at Marquette University Law School and Lynn Sprangers is an award-winning journalist who served in executive capacities in sports, higher education and the performing arts.  They are producers of a new documentary film for PBS, America’s Socialist Experiment, which looks at the nearly half century when socialists led Milwaukee, including three mayors and the first socialist congressman.  The film looks at these “sewer socialists” who fought for clean drinking water and public health programs, vowing to clean up the city. The film has been airing locally and nationally on PBS stations and Mike and Lynn will offer insights into what they learned while filming this unique 20th Century political drama that played out in Milwaukee. Here are clips from the film:  https://vimeo.com/showcase/7041991/video/410697632

Mike Gallagher -- Congressman from Green Bay Oct 16, 2020
Politics in Todays World

Mike Gallagher has spoken to the ERC previously and his talk was well received as it discussed the challenges facing our country and the world without introducing partisan politics.  

First elected in 2016, Congressman Mike Gallagher represents Wisconsin’s 8th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mike is a 7th generation Wisconsin native, born and raised in Green Bay.

Mike joined the United States Marine Corps the day he graduated from college and served for seven years on active duty as a Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Officer and Regional Affairs Officer for the Middle East/North Africa, eventually earning the rank of Captain. He deployed twice to Al Anbar Province, Iraq as a commander of intelligence teams, served on General Petraeus’s Central Command Assessment Team in the Middle East, and worked for three years in the intelligence community, including tours at the National Counterterrorism Center and the Drug Enforcement Agency. Mike also served as the lead Republican staffer for Middle East,  North Africa and Counterterrorism on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Prior to taking office, Mike worked in the private sector at a global energy and supply chain management company in Green Bay.

After earning his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, Mike went on to earn a master’s degree in Security Studies from Georgetown University, a second in Strategic Intelligence from National Intelligence University, and his PhD in International Relations from Georgetown.

Mike currently serves on the House Armed Services, and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees.

MYSO - Linda Edelstein Oct 23, 2020
Update and COVID impact on MYSO