Distinguished Public Leadership Award Ceremony

David Obey and Thomas Petri
Wisconsin State Capitol – Room 412E
@ 10:00 am

The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership is delighted to announce that David Obey and Thomas Petri will be honored as the 2023–2024 recipients of the Tommy G. Thompson Distinguished Public Leadership Award.

Current Events in the Middle East

An Evening with Ambassador Dennis Ross
UW–Madison – 611 Langdon Street
@ 7:00 pm

UW Hillel and the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership are pleased to present veteran US diplomat Ambassador Dennis Ross in conversation about the Israel-Hamas war and current events in the Middle East. This …

Public Service and Financial Wellness

UW-Green Bay, The Weidner Center
@ 7:00 pm

Operation HOPE, Inc. started with a vision of creating a whole new approach to community uplift, rooted in economic empowerment, combating financial illiteracy, restoring dignity, offering redemption, and addressing the critical issues facing corporations and …

Panel on Challenges/Opportunities

Dreyfus University Center, Theater
@ 6:30 pm
Sustainable and Resilient Communities

The series will culminate with a panel of local mayors and administrators to consider the opportunities and challenges in implementing sustainability and resilience policies locally and regionally. Livestream This academic year, the UW-Stevens Point Department …

The Health of American Democracy in a Polarized World

Donna Brazile and Ana Navarro
UW-Stevens Point – Dreyfus University Center (Laird Room)
@ 7:00 pm
WIPPS event page

Donna Brazile, former chair of the Democratic Party, and Republican strategist Ana Navarro will come to UW-Stevens Point, April 8, for a conversation moderated by Wisconsin Public Radio’s Rob Mentzer. The event is sponsored by …

Disability & Innovation

A Conversation with Haben Girma
UW–Stout – Memorial Student Center
@ 8:30 am
Effordability Summit

Disabled people are the largest historically underrepresented group, numbering over one billion worldwide. Reaching a group of this scale creates value for everyone. Organizations that prioritize accessibility benefit by gaining access to a much larger …

The Rural Brain Gain & Promise for Rural Communities

Keynote speaker: Ben Winchester
UW–Platteville – Velzy Commons
@ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference and Job Fair View recording Benjamin Winchester Rural Sociologist, University of Minnesota Extension, Department of Community Development Ben has been working both in and for small towns across the Midwest for over 25 years. …

The Administrative State: Friend or Foe?

Richard Epstein
Wisconsin Historical Society
@ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Richard A. Epstein, Professor of Law and Director of the Classical Liberal Institute at the NYU School of Law, will speak on whether the administrative state should be considered a friend or foe. The event …