Ripon College president Zach Messitte will discuss themes in The Audacity of Hoop with author Alex Wolff at the college's Center for Politics and the People. President Messitte, who has an M.A. in International Relations and a Ph.D. in Politics, teaches a course at Ripon about presidential leadership. He's also a former staffer on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and at the United Nations, where he worked with the NBA to launch Basketball Without Borders. The event will take place in the East Hall of the Kresge Little Theatre at 300 Seward Street in Ripon.