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 will create a forum for dialogue, research, analysis, and dissemination of ideas about local, state, national and international issues. Policymakers, academics, experts, candidates and politicians will present and defend their ideas and solutions for the benefit of the country, people, and community.
Students will learn how to pursue careers in politics and government. The electorate will find scholarly, accessible and relevant research that connects political thought and effective governance.