Center for Politics and the People

The Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College was created to promote constructive political debate, analyze public policy and foster the engagement of citizens and their government.

Inspired by the principles of the American founders and the legacies of our great leaders, the Center creates a forum for dialogue, research, analysis and dissemination of ideas about local, state, national and international issues. The Center connects political thought and effective governance by making scholarly and relevant research readily accessible.

Students and faculty work together to plan meaningful events throughout the year that attract policymakers, academics, experts, candidates and politicians to share their experience and expertise with the Center.

Tune in Nov. 15 for a Look at the 2016 Election

Watch more Center for Politics and the People events at ripon.edu/live-events.

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Since its founding in Spring 2014, the Center has hosted a number of local and national politicians, government officials and campaign operatives.
Former LA Times Foreign Editor Mark Porubcansky ’77

Former LA Times Foreign Editor Mark Porubcansky ’77

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich

Rick Estberg ’75 of the National Security Agency

Rick Estberg ’75 of the National Security Agency

Congressional Candidate Mark Harris

Congressional Candidate Mark Harris

Cheryl Rofer ’63, consultant and CEO of nucleardiner.com

Cheryl Rofer ’63, consultant and CEO of nucleardiner.com

Retired Congressman Tom Petri

Retired Congressman Tom Petri

Founder and Trustee William MacLeod '73 (right), Sen. Ron Johnson and President Zach Messitte

Founder and Trustee William MacLeod '73 (right), Sen. Ron Johnson and President Zach Messitte

Physical Address: 300 W. Seward St. Ripon, WI
Mailing Address: PO Box 248 Ripon, WI 54971-0248
Email: adminfo@ripon.edu
Phone: 800-947-4766
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