“American Power, Prosperity and Democracy” – LaFollette Forum 2022

The La Follette School will host its third La Follette Forum, funded by the Kohl Initiative and the Center for European Studies, on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. With guest speakers Adam Posen (Peterson IIE), Catherine Rampell (NYT), Paul Blustein (formerly WSJ, WaPo), Oriana Skylar Mastro (Stanford), Jamelle Bouie (NYT), Daniel Ziblatt (Harvard), and discussion by UW faculty.

This event, organized by Mark Copelovitch, will convene experts from academia, journalism, private industry, and public policy to address three of the most serious challenges confronting the U.S. in decades:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic, economic crises, and the threats they pose to the future of American prosperity
  • The rise of China and the challenge it poses to the world order and the future of global American power and leadership
  • The rise of authoritarianism and the threat it poses to the future of American democracy


1:15 – 2:45 p.m.     Session 2: Power
The Rise of China & the Future of American Foreign Policy

3 – 4:30 p.m.     Session 3: Democracy
The Authoritarian Challenge & the Future of American Democracy

Website/registration, link.