Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Past events

  • Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015
    Introduction to PA 802
    Opening introductory meeting for students especially/ exclusively—plus brief intro to “Public Affairs 802: Seminar Series” for credit in Spring 2016 La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Dr. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015
    Presidential Management Fellowship
    Informational meeting
    Learn the ins and outs of a successful application for a PMF La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Dr. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    Long-Run Dynamics of EITC Eligibility
    Ann Stevens, Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Poverty Research, University of California, Davis, will present this talk as part of IRP’s General Poverty Research Seminar Series. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. 12:15 p.m. Information: 262-6358, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
    Is Public Administration Vanishing?
    Join us for a policy discussion with visiting Professor Jim Perry, Distinguished Professor and Chancellor’s Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, and World Class University Distinguished Professor at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. He is also Adjunct Professor of Philanthropic Studies and Political Science at Indiana University. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Public Administration Review. La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Dr. 12:30 p.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    The Fundamental Mismatch between Family Law and Nonmarital Families
    Clare Huntington, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Law, Fordham University, will present this talk as part of IRP’s General Poverty Research Seminar Series. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. 12:15-1:30 p.m. Information: 262-6358, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015
    Power Without Military Force?
    The Catholic Church and Soft Power in the 20th Century
    In this presentation, Professor Giuliana Chamedes (Department of History, UW-Madison) will outline some of her core findings on the Vatican's use of "soft power" in the twentieth century. She will also probe the analytical utility of this concept. La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Dr. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    TBA
    Deborah Ehrenthal, Visiting Associate Professor, Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present this talk as part of IRP’s Meet the New IRP Affiliate Seminar Series. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. 12:15-1:30 p.m. Information: 262-6358, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
    Heterogeneous Impact Dynamics of a Rural Business Development Program in Nicaragua
    In this session, La Follette Assistant Professor Emilia Tjernström will discuss her evalution of a large-scale rural business development program and the heterogeneity in returns of that program. La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Dr. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    The Economic Lives of Hispanic Children pre- and post- Great Recession
    Lisa Gennetian, Senior Researcher, Institute of Human Development and Social Change, New York University, will present this talk as part of IRP’s Human Capital Investments and Development throughout the Life Course Seminar Series. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. 12:15-1:30 p.m. Information: 262-6358, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
    $2 Per Day:
    Living on Almost Nothing in America
    Kathy Edin of Johns Hopkins University and Luke Shaefer of the University of Michigan will discuss their research that finds a large rise in $2-a-day poverty--defined as cash incomes of no more than $2 per person, per day for a month or calendar quarter--among U.S. households with children between 1996 and 2011. Co-sponsored with IRP, CDE and Wisconsin HOPE Lab. Wisconsin Idea Room , Education Building. 12:15-1:30 p.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
    Working at the World Bank and other International Careers
    Join us as Valerie Kozel, La Follette adjunct Associate Professor of Public Affairs, discusses her career. La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Dr. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    Start, Start Again: College Pathways of Economically Vulnerable Mothers
    Nicole Deterding, National Poverty Fellow, IRP/OPRE, will present this talk as part of IRP’s National Poverty Fellows Program Seminar Series. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. 12:15-1:30 p.m. Information: 262-6358, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015
    The Relative Roles of People and Place in Housing Markets and Policy
    Join us for a presentation by Professor Stephen Malpezzi from the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the UW-Madison School of Business. La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Dr. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    Heterogeneity and American Ghettoes
    Mario Luis Small, Grafstein Family Professor of Sociology, Harvard University, will present this talk as part of IRP’s Spatial and Locational Aspects of Poverty Seminar Series. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. 12:15-1:30 p.m. Information: 262-6358, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015
    The Crisis of Higher Education and the Future of American Democracy:
    Presidential Politics, Academic Freedom and Neoliberalism
    Professor Sandy Schram teaches at Hunter College, CUNY, in the Political Science Department and the Public Policy Program at Roosevelt House. His current book project is entitled "The Return to Ordinary Capitalism: Neoliberalism, Precarity, Occupy" (under review at Oxford University Press). Schram is the 2012 recipient of the Charles McCoy Career Achievement Award from the American Political Science Association. Co-sponsored with Wisconsin HOPE Lab. Wisconsin Idea Room , Education Building. 12:15-1:30 p.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    Economic Conditions and Child Abuse
    Ben Hansen, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Oregon, will present this talk as part of IRP’s General Poverty Research Seminar Series. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. 12:15-1:30 p.m. Information: 262-6358, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015
    Educational Mobility and Public Policy
    Join us for a presentation by Jason Fletcher, Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Faculty Affiliate at the Institute for Research on Poverty. La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Dr. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    Health Policy and Latino Populations
    Edward Vargas, Health Disparities Research Scholar, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present this talk as part of IRP’s General Poverty Research Seminar Series. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. 12:15-1:30 p.m. Information: 262-6358, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015
    The Expansion of Strong Controls on Foreign Funding for Civil Society and Social Reform in
    Domestic and Foreign Responses
    Join us for this presentation by Mark Sidel, the Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin. In 2015-16 he will also serve as the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Visiting Chair in Community Foundations at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Dr. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    Evidence-Based Correctional Reform: Promises and Ethical Challenges
    Cecilia Klingele, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present this talk as part of IRP’s Poverty, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System Seminar Series. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. 12:15-1:30 p.m. Information: 262-6358, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
    La Follette Seminar with Geoffrey Wallace
    Join us for a discussion for Professor Wallace's research on urban men in poverty. La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Dr. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015
    La Follette in DC
    A Career Development Trip for 20 Students
    Plan now to join us Nov. 12 and 13 in Washington DC for site visits to places like GAO, CBO, World Bank, Urban Institute and others. Washington DC. 9 a.m. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    Do Private Prisons Distort Justice? Evidence on Time Served and Recidivism
    Anita Mukherjee, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present this talk as part of IRP’s Poverty, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System Seminar Series. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. 12:15-1:30 p.m. Information: 262-6358, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015
    La Follette Alumni :
    Working in the Public Policy Field
    Join us for a panel discussion with La Follette alumni speaking about their career path, including international policy careers, with Tony Singleton ('73) and James Gultry ('95). La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Dr. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    Still "Saving Babies"? The Impact of Child Medicaid Expansions on High School Completion Rates
    Lincoln Groves, National Poverty Fellow, IRP/ASPE, will present this talk as part of IRP’s National Poverty Fellows Program Seminar Series. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. 12:15-1:30 p.m. Information: 262-6358, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015
    Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, Microbiome Data and Public Policy
    Join us for a discussion by Pamela Herd, Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty, and Principal Investigator of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Dr. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    The Impact of Mandated Maternity Benefits on the Gender Difference in Promotions: Examining the Role of Adverse Selection
    Mallika Thomas, Assistant Professor, Cornell University, will present this talk as part of IRP’s Visiting Scholars Seminar Series. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. 12:15-1:30 p.m. Information: 262-6358, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
    Reception for Alumni and Friends
    Madison Club, 5 East Wilson Street, 53703. 5-7 p.m. Information: 263-7657, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.