Download 'About COWS' Brochure Here.


Based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, COWS is a national think-and-do tank that promotes “high road” solutions to social problems. These treat shared growth and opportunity, environmental sustainability, and resilient democratic institutions as necessary and achievable complements in human development. COWS is nonpartisan but values-based. We seek a world of equal opportunity and security for all.

To learn how COWS works to build the high road in Wisconsin and beyond, read a statement from COWS Director Joel Rogers.