Programs & Events

To fulfill its mission of addressing public needs that arise from topical issues and to advance the  goals of public scholarship and student engagement in the community, the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service generates and hosts a wide variety of public programs and events of local, statewide, and national interest.
WIPPS also collaborates on other public programs and events with a wide range of partners, such as: the Wisconsin Humanities Council; Wisconsin Campus Compact; the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters; Kids Voting USA, and other agencies and organizations.

For a complete list of partnerships and collaborations, click on Partnerships.

WIPPS also partners with the Kettering Foundation of Dayton, Ohio to present a full complement of public deliberation events. For more on this initiative, click on Kettering.

Beginning in 2010, WIPPS has adopted a policy to implement a three-year program theme that drives the concepts that underlie institutionally-generated and other collaborative upcoming programs. Look for upcoming programs on our current theme, as well as additional WIPPS programs, on our website.

To suggest ideas for public programs and events, email

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