La Follette Forum

Our annual conference convenes researchers, policymakers, and community leaders to address major policy issues.

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Previous forums

All Policy is Implementation

Leaders across sectors and levels of government met on March 1, 2023, to discuss effective models for delivering high-quality public services.

Melissa Harris-Perry presents at the La Follette Forum

American Power, Prosperity & Democracy

On May 4, 2022, policy experts and top journalists addressed challenges facing the U.S.: the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crises, the rise of China, and authoritarianism and threats to democracy.

Jamelle Bouie speaks at a podium

Climate Policy

Policymakers, practitioners, community leaders, and researchers discussed solutions for addressing climate issues and improving the lives of people in Wisconsin on October 6, 2021.

Katharine Wilkinson talks with Morgan Edwards while seated on a stage.

Health Policy

On March 2, 2020, the inaugural forum convened participants from across Wisconsin to address critical health policy topics and ways to improve the health of Wisconsin residents.

Drew Altman speaks at a podium

The Kohl Initiative

Herb Kohl attends the La Follette School's graduation ceremony in the state capitol

The La Follette Forum is made possible by the Kohl Initiative.

Funded by former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, the Kohl Initiative has transformed our ability to expand public outreach, train future public leaders, and support influential research.

Learn about the Kohl Initiative