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La Follette Forum: American Power, Prosperity, and Democracy

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies and the Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence for Comparative Politics. Part of the Spring 2022 Lecture Series

The La Follette School will host its third La Follette Forum, funded by the Kohl Initiative, on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.

This event aims to bring together leading experts from academia, journalism, private industry and the public policy world to wrestle with three of the most serious challenges confronting the United States in decades:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic, economic crises, and the threats they pose to the future of American prosperity
  • The rise of China and the challenge it poses to the world order and the future of global American power and leadership
  • The rise of authoritarianism and the threat its poses to the future of American democracy

Featuring presentations by:

  • Adam Posen: President, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Catherine Rampell: Opinion Columnist, Washington Post
  • Paul Blustein: Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation
  • Oriana Skyler Mastro: Center Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University
  • Jamelle Bouie: Columnist, New York Times; Political Analyst, CBS News
  • Daniel Ziblatt: Eaton Professor of Science of Government, Harvard University

For more information and to register for this event, click HERE.

Event Schedule

8:15 – 9 a.m. Check-In and Breakfast

9 – 9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. Session 1

Prosperity: Crises, Debt & the Future of American Economic Policy

11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch and Breakout Discussions

1:15 – 1 p.m. Session 2

Power: The Rise of China & the Future of American Foreign Policy

3 – 4:30 p.m. Session 3

Democracy: The Authoritarian Challenge & the Future of American Democracy

4:30 – 6 p.m. Closing Remarks, Reception & Networking

Details

Date:
May 4
Time:
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Venue

Monona Terrace
1 John Nolan Drive
Madison, WI United States
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