Policymaker in Residence

We invite a distinguished policymaker to campus each year to meet with students and deliver a public presentation.

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Previous Policymakers

Jon Leibowitz

Former chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Jon Leibowitz, shared career advice with students during his October 2021 visit. Leibowitz gave a public presentation on surveillance capitalism in the digital age, hosted by the Cap Times.

Jon Leibowitz talks to students in a classroom.

The Kohl Initiative

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

The Policymaker in Residence program 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