The A. W. Clausen Center for World Business is both a first-class learning facility for Carthage students and an active program of guest speakers, research, analysis, and publications. The center unites the study of business, economics, and political science in an international framework, and regularly brings accomplished visitors to Carthage.

The Center is located off the lobby on the north wing of the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Natural and Social Sciences and is committed to community service and reinforcing the strong presence of Carthage in Kenosha and Racine, Southern Wisconsin, and Northern Illinois.

Clausen Center

What’s in the Clausen Center?

  • Classrooms, seminar rooms, and group study rooms
  • Faculty offices
  • The Troha Boardroom modeled after board rooms in the corporate world, where students can hone their presentation skills

What academic departments are in the Clausen Center?

Behind the Name

The Clausen Center is named after Alden Winship “Tom” Clausen ’44, a worldwide banking leader in both the public and private sectors. His roles in banking and public service brought him to 119 nations, and he served on numerous panels analyzing foreign policy and economic issues. He received an honorary doctorate from Carthage in 1970 and that same year began almost 43 years of continuous service on the Board of Trustees. Mr. Clausen received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1981 and the Carthage Flame award a decade later. In 2004, Carthage dedicated the Clausen Center to honor the longtime banker’s international service.