Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service and the
Tommy G. Thompson Center for Public Leadership Present
John Bolton, former national security adviser to President Trump and former ambassador to the United Nations under George W. Bush, will be the featured speaker for the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service’s (WIPPS) Public Issues series on April 6, 2020, at 7 p.m. at the UW Center for Civic Engagement. Bolton will speak on “Populism, National Security, and U.S. Foreign Policy in Uncertain Times.”
Bolton emerged as a key figure in the impeachment proceedings into President Trump. A long-time conservative Republican, Bolton has served as a political consultant, conservative media commentator and diplomat. The author of several books on American politics, he has been hawkish on American foreign policy and advocated for reform of the United Nations. Bolton's latest book, "The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir,” is scheduled for a March 17 release.
Tickets available starting May 18 at 9 a.m. (Central Time) Online ONLY.
- Please note that tickets are NOT available in-person from any campus location.
- Each guest is limited to a maximum of TWO tickets.
- Doors to all venues will open at 6:00 p.m.
- You must present your ticket - either digital or printed - in order to be admitted.
- Please be prepared to have bags and purses searched.
There are three, separate event venues (see below).
Please click on the venue name below to get tickets for that venue.
James F. Veninga Theater (Room CCE-215) - UW Center for Civic Engagement, 625 Stewart Avenue: This is the location where Ambassador Bolton will appear in person. Seats are reserved seating. You will be asked to choose your seats on the ticketing website. This ticket guarantees your seat until 6:40. At 6:40, all open seats will be re-assigned.
Black Box Theater (Room CCE-214) - UW Center for Civic Engagement, 625 Stewart Avenue: The presentation will be projected to this location in HD. Seating is General Admission. Those in this location will be the first to be awarded unoccupied seats in the Veninga Theater, should guests ticketed for that location not arrive by 6:40 p.m. (Re-assigned seats in the theater may not be next to each other.)
Auditorium (Room 133) - Main Academic Building, 518 S. 7th Avenue: The presentation will be projected to this location in standard definition. Seating is General Admission.