At the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership, our primary goal is to determine how we can produce and facilitate effective public leadership.
The Thompson Center funds faculty research across the University of Wisconsin System to advance public leadership and help leaders to address pressing policy challenges. Wisconsin’s future in transportation, energy, prison to work initiatives, improving independence for people with disabilities, and more.
Speaker funding may be applied for by student organizations, faculty, or departments of any UW System campus outside UW-Madison to promote local discussions of leadership and policymaking solutions in Wisconsin and beyond.
Written by Matt Smith, Political Director WISN 12 MILWAUKEE —Bob Woodward, the legendary journalist and associate editor at The Washington Post, says “anything” can still happen in 2024, even as it appears more likely voters …
Finding the national interest: Bob Woodward visits UWM at Waukesha to discuss the American presidency
an article by Isabella Kostolni – Freeman Staff at gmtoday WAUKESHA — There was a full house at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Waukesha Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Thursday night, and for a good reason. Pulitzer …
Story by WEAU Staff EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – The University of Wisconsin Eau Claire hosted a former New York Times journalist to talk free speech Wednesday evening. The “Freedom of the Press and Role …
Written by Alex Moe A top engineer with Oshkosh Corporation says operators of electric vehicle fleets can save money on maintenance and other costs over time, helping to offset the significant upfront price tag. Michael …
The University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh Whitburn Center for Governance and Policy Research has released a new research report on the state of Wisconsin’s local government workforce. The report, co-authored by Michael R. Ford and …
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Wis. Stat. § 36.68 declares that the mission of the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership shall be “the facilitation of research, teaching, outreach, and needed policy reforms regarding effective public leadership that improves the practice of American government.”
The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership provides a multi-disciplinary, non-partisan environment to study, discuss, and improve leadership. Students, faculty members, policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders come together to share knowledge and learn about successful public leadership. We pledge to pursue leadership, to foster collegiality, and to be problem-solvers.