Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold to teach UW-Madison course

Russ Feingold, a former state and U.S. senator, will teach a course in international studies at UW-Madison in fall 2018 as a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer.

The course, titled “Negotiating Peace in African Great Lakes Region,” is a capstone seminar.

Feingold’s role as a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer means he will “provide a practitioner’s perspective on current affairs by teaching special topics courses, hosting public events, engaging with faculty, and sharing in the intellectual life of the university,” according to the university.

During his time in the U.S. Senate, Feingold acted as a special envoy to the Great Lakes region of Africa.

“I am thrilled to be returning to my alma mater to teach, having benefitted [sic] so greatly from the education I received at UW-Madison,” Feingold said in a statement.

Feingold was considered the Senate’s expert on Africa and African affairs for his 16-year role serving on the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs.