Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Past events

  • Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
    Political Science Discussion
    Erica Simmons of UW-Madison Department of Political Science will discuss her current research. La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Dr. Noon-1 p.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    The Land of Opportunity? New Evidence on Social Mobility in the U.S. from Administrative Data
    David B. Grusky, Barbara Kimball Browning Professor, and Director, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford 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.
  • Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    The Path from Poverty to School Success: Identity-Based Motivation
    Daphna Rachel Oyserman, Dean's Professor of Psychology, Professor of Education and of Communication, and Co-Director of the Dornsife Center for Mind and Society, University of Southern California, will present this talk as part of IRP's Promising Programs to Reduce Intergenerational Transmission 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.
  • Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    In Search of ‘A Better Life’: Low-Income Black Parents’ Migration Motivations & Experiences in Suburban Community and School Contexts
    Linn Posey Maddox, Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies, 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.
  • Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Public Lecture
    On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City
    Alice Goffman, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison, will present this public lecture on her recently published book “On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City.” Presented in partnership with: Institute for Legal Studies, Department of Sociology, and Department of Geography. Reception following lecture, 5:00-6:00 pm. 1255 H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building. 3:30-5 p.m. Information: 262-6358, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    Are Street-Level Bureaucrats Born or Made? An Analysis of Police Officer and Welfare Caseworker Socialization
    Zachary Oberfield, Assistant Professor, Haverford College, 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.
  • Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    Life After Prison: A Qualitative Understanding of Community Reintegration and Extreme Poverty
    Pamela Valera, Assistant Professor, Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia 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. 5, 2015
    Reception for Alumni and Friends
    After-work gathering for conversation and networking with classmates, faculty, students and staff. Inn on the Park, 22 South Carroll Street, Madison. 4:30-7 p.m. Information: 263-7657, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    Understanding Mechanisms through Which Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills Impact Wages Over Time
    Melinda Petre, IRP-ASPE-OPRE National Poverty Fellow, (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.
  • Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    Food Insecurity, Resistance, and the Quest for Environmental Justice in Communities of Color
    Dorceta Taylor, Professor of Environmental Sociology, University of Michigan, will present this talk as part of IRP’s New Perspectives in Social Policy Seminar Series. A reception will follow the seminar. 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. 26, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    Alleviating Food Insecurity in the United States: What We Know and What We Need to Know
    Craig Gundersen, Soybean Industry Endowed Professor of Agricultural Strategy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 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, March 4, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty
    Robert J. Lampman Memorial Lecture
    "Improving Equality of Opportunity in America: New Evidence and Policy Lessons," Raj Chetty, Bloomberg Professor of Economics, Harvard Univesity, will present the 2015 Robert J. Lampman Memorial Lecture. A reception will follow the lecture. 1255 H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building. 4-5:30 p.m. Information: 262-6358, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thursday, March 5, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    Understanding Housing Instability for Low-Income Families
    Shomon Shamsuddin, IRP-ASPE-OPRE National Poverty Fellow, (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.
  • Thursday, March 12, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    Dynamics of EITC Eligibility: Who Benefits for How Long?
    Ann Huff 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. 12:15-1:30 p.m. Information: 262-6358, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thursday, March 19, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    Poverty, the Environment, and Child Well-Being: Lead Exposure in Early Childhood and Educational Outcomes
    Anna Aizer, Associate Professor of Economics & Public Policy, Brown University, will present this talk as part of IRP’s Promising Programs to Reduce Intergenerational Transmission 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.
  • Thursday, March 26, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    On the Margins: Health Consequences of Discrimination and Economic Disadvantage for Biracial, Black, and Caucasian Youth
    Bridget Goosby, Happold Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 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, April 9, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth, and the Transition to Adulthood
    Karl Alexander, Research Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University, will present this talk as part of IRP’s Promising Programs to Reduce Intergenerational Transmission 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.
  • Thursday, April 16, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    Competition in the Promised Land: Black Migrants in Northern Cities and Labor Markets
    Leah Boustan, Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, will present this talk as part of IRP’s General Poverty Research Seminar Series. This event is cosponsored with the Department of Economics. 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, April 23, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    Experimental Evidence on Distributional Impacts of Head Start
    Hilary Hoynes, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities, University of California, Berkeley, will present this talk as part of IRP’s Promising Programs to Reduce Intergenerational Transmission 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.
  • Thursday, May 7, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    Local Government in 140 Characters
    Jonathan Schwabish, Senior Research Associate, The Urban Institute, will present this talk as part of IRP’s RIDGE Food Assistance 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.