Thompson leadership center allocates $1 million for public policy research, conferences · The Badger Herald

The University of Wisconsin’s Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership allocated $1 million in grants for public policy speakers, conferences and faculty research projects, they announced Monday. According to the center’s website, next year’s topics are digital privacy and “reforming the administrative state.” Thompson Center Director Ryan Owens said the $1 million will come from two grants, each worth $500,000. The first grant provides funds to send speakers to UW System campuses, as well as hold conferences at different UW System schools, while the second grand will award funds for faculty members to pursue research projects in these areas. Vice President Mike Pence touts school choice programs at Wisconsin State Capitol Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the Capitol Tuesday for the National School Choice Week Showcase, produced by Wisconsin’s Hispanics Read… Owens said this year, the center is focusing on policies related to disability access and renewable energy. He said they’re bringing accomplished speakers to the UW System—notably presidential historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Michael Beschloss, who will speak at UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center next month. Source: Thompson leadership center allocates $1 million for public policy research, conferences · The Badger Herald