Newt Gingrich: Ethics, Politics, and the State of the Nation

To watch an archived video of Newt Gingrich's presentation at Ripon College, March 11, click here

Stanley Payne Presents Recent Work

Stanley Payne, Hilldale-Jaume Vicens Vives Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison presented his recent book The Franco Regime, 1936-1975.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Delivered an Address

Rock County Circuit Court Judge James P. Daley, a candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, visited campus.

PBS NewsHour's Mark Shields Visited Campus

Political commentator Mark Shields delivered an address at the Center.

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 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.

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Previous Events

Since its founding in Spring 2014, the Center has hosted a number of local and national politicians, government officials and campaign operatives.
Gail Gitcho '01 (Republican Campaign Consultant) and Brandon Lorenz ’02 (DCCC)

Gail Gitcho '01 (Republican Campaign Consultant) and Brandon Lorenz ’02 (DCCC)

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich shares a light moment before his March 11 talk

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich shares a light moment before his March 11 talk

Republican Congressional Debate

Republican Congressional Debate

Congressional Candidate Mark Harris Visits Campus

Congressional Candidate Mark Harris Visits Campus

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman '88

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman '88

Congressman Tom Petri

Congressman Tom Petri

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

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

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