University of Wisconsin–Madison
Rick Steves

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International Education Week Keynote Speaker

Rick Steves, guidebook author, travel television host, newspaper columnist

Thursday, November 15
6:30-8 p.m.
Wisconsin Union Theatre, Shannon Hall

Keynote lecture: “Travel as a Political Act”

Guidebook author, travel television host, newspaper columnist and overall European travel expert Rick Steves has lived out of a suitcase for over 30 years. Considering himself “a citizen of this planet”, Steves’ countless experiences discovering unknown places and sharing them with others have redefined his opinions of travel and community. In Travel as a Political Act, Steves explains how his travels have broadened his perspectives and opinions on drug policy reform, the role of government and America’s place in relation to the rest of the world. Through anecdotes and satirical humor, Steves sheds light on his reality of American travel in relation to politics.


This event is offered through the International Division, Wisconsin Union Directorate, and Wisconsin Arts Board in Celebration of International Education Week!