John Milton Cooper, E. Gordon Fox Professor of American Institutions at the University of Wisconsin and Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


The 28th President of the United States personally embodied the world of ideas and the world of affairs. During his tenure as President of Princeton University Woodrow Wilson honed much of the political philosophy and style that would later serve him as American's Leader. By the time of his election in 1912 he was well schooled in the progressive political ideals that marked his presidency and his legacy. John Milton Cooper presents the story of Wilson's Life and its meaning.