MILWAUKEE — Tommy Thompson, the former governor of Wisconsin and author of a newly released book, “Tommy: My Journey of a Lifetime,” will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall.
In his book, which will be released the day before this event, Thompson and journalist Doug Moe recount Thompson’s colorful career. Thompson was elected to an unprecedented four terms in office before being named the nation’s health and human services secretary by President George W. Bush in 2001. He was arguably the most popular governor in state history and a leading reformer on education, welfare, and health care policy. From boyhood to politics to the world stage, Thompson offers new perspective and insights into his personal journey and his life of public service.
Gousha, an award-winning broadcast journalist, is the Law School’s distinguished fellow in law and public policy. His “On the Issues” series of conversations with newsmakers supports Marquette Law School’s commitment to serve as a modern-day public square for the city of Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond.
Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha’s “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region’s leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.
The event is open to members of the general public at no cost; registration is required and is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication.