UW-Green Bay to host Christopher Bedford, executive editor with the Common Sense Society, speaking on Common Sense: Ideas that Transform


The event is sponsored by the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership

Green Bay, WI – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will welcome Christopher Bedford, executive editor with Common Sense Society for a free community presentation. Bedford’s presentation is part of the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership speaker series and will address “Common Sense: Ideas that Transform.” The event will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 7 p.m. via livestream or in-person at The Weidner on the Green Bay Campus. Registration for the event is open.

Christopher Bedford is the executive editor at Common Sense Society, where he is responsible for CSS’s print and online publications. Formerly, he was a senior editor at The Federalist, editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller News Foundation, and editor-in-chief of The New Guard magazine. He is currently vice chairman of Young Americans for Freedom and on the boards of The Daily Caller News Foundation and National Journalism Center. He is a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute, a Pulliam Fellow at Hillsdale College, and a Madison Fellow. He has been published in The American MindNational Review, The Telegraph, The New Criterion, The Washington Examiner, Compact and the New York Post, and he is a frequent guest on Fox News and Fox Business.

UW-Green Bay’s Aaron Weinshenck, the Ben J. and Joyce Rosenberg professor of Political Science will moderate the conversation as Bedford shares his belief in the power of aspirational ideas as being indispensable to human flourishing and happiness. Bedford’s experiences as an author (“The Art of the Donald,”) journalist, editor, and vice chairman of Young Americans for Freedom, provide valuable insights and a unique perspective about current events, presidential politics, elections, and the media. His presentation will also include a question-and-answer session with the audience.

To register for the event, please visit this page. To learn more about the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership, please visit https://thompsoncenter.wisc.edu. Mark your calendar for the next installments of the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership speaker series at UW-Green Bay:

  • Major General Marcia Anderson
    • Unexpected Leadership
    • Monday, March 18, 2024 4 p.m. reception; 4:30 presentation
    • The Weidner
  • John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Operation HOPE, Inc.
    • Public Service and Financial Wellness
    • Monday, April 15, 2024 7 p.m.
    • The Weidner

About UW-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a school of resilient problem solvers who dare to reach higher with the power of education that ignites growth and answers the biggest challenges. Serving 10,300 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students as well as 67,500 continuing education learners annually, UW-Green Bay offers 200 academic degrees, programs, and certificates. With four campus locations in Northeast Wisconsin, the University’s access mission welcomes all students who want to learn, from every corner of the world. Championing bold thinking since opening its doors in 1965, it is a university on the rise – Wisconsin’s fastest growing UW. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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