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Join us tonight for this free virtual event – ‘Leadership in Turbulent Times’

Doris Kearns Goodwin, renowned historian and author, will be the featured speaker for The Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service’s Public Issues Series on April 12 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Goodwin will speak on “Leadership in Turbulent Times.”

The event is free, though registration is required. Register here:

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Goodwin’s 2018 book,” Leadership in Turbulent Times,” examines the characteristics and decisions of past presidents, while also presenting concrete guideposts for leaders of today. The book’s message applies to current leaders and everyday citizens and is particularly relevant as America faces public health and economic crises.

Goodwin will have a virtual conversation with UW Stevens Point history professor Brett Barker to discuss her most recent book. Following the conversation, she will take questions from the audience.

Goodwin’s 50-year career includes time as a White House Fellow during the Johnson administration, a professorship at Harvard, a literary career that includes eight books on U.S. presidents, and a Pulitzer Prize for History.

Prior to speaking, Doris Kearns Goodwin will attend a virtual VIP reception at 6:15 p.m. There are limited spots for the reception and registration is open only to WIPPS Members on a first-come, first-served basis. To join the WIPPS Membership Program, visit:

The WIPPS Public Issues Series brings together people with diverse perspectives to openly address issues that matter to the community. This event is presented with the support of the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership at UW-Madison.

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