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Prof. Lipinski Goes to Washington

February 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm CST

The Tommy Thompson Center on Public Leadership is excited to sponsor an evening with the Honorable Daniel Lipinski, Ph.D., former member of the House of Representatives and university professor who represented the Illinois’s Third District as a Democrat from 2005-2021. Join us at Monona Terrace on February 16, 2023, for dinner and discussion with Dan Lipinski. Register today as seating is limited.


A rarity in contemporary politics, Lipinski was known as a highly knowledgeable and effective lawmaker who worked to bring people together across the aisle to solve problems. He authored 20 laws in a wide variety of issue areas including laws which boosted American manufacturing, increased research funding for the National Science Foundation, spurred technological innovation, protected the environment and fought climate change, empowered victims of sexual assault, expanded consumers’ rights, and honored veterans. Lipinski served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee where he chaired the Subcommittee on Rail, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials as well as the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee where he chaired and served as ranking member of the Research and Technology Subcommittee for a decade.

After completing a B.S. (Northwestern University) and an M.S. (Stanford University) in engineering, Lipinski earned his Ph.D. in American Politics from Duke University and won the American Political Science Association’s Carl Albert Dissertation Award for best dissertation in legislative studies. He authored Congressional Communication: Content and Consequences (University of Michigan Press) as well as several academic articles and book chapters on Congress and the legislative process, including a recent chapter in Under the Iron Dome: Congress from the Inside (Routledge).

Lipinski is currently President of Lipinski Solutions, LLC, a consulting company as well as a Fellow in Catholic Social Thought at the University of Dallas. He has recently published articles in First Things, America, The Atlantic, and Public Discourse, as well as op-eds in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Chicago Tribune. Lipinski is working on a book about his work in Congress and what needs to be done to mend the dangerous divide that threatens the American republic. His work can be found at DanLipinski.com and tweets @DanLipinski2.



February 16
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm CST


Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
1 John Nolen Dr.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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