Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Past events

  • Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
    Negotiating a Salary
    Chip Hunter, of the UW School of Business, will give advice on getting what you are worth. 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.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
    La Follette Lecture
    Does Trade Make Firms Cleaner? Theory and Evidence from Indian Manufacturing
    Geoffrey Barrows, UC Berkeley, wil present his research. 1199 Nancy Nicholas Hall. Noon-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, Feb. 5, 2015
    Making a Difference Abroad: Work that Matters
    State Department and Peace Corps Panel
    Come learn about rewarding opportunities with the U.S. State Department and Peace Corps on a panel before the Career & Internship Fair. Panel will include Diplomat in Residence for the Midwest, Ambassador Ian Kelly and Peace Corps Regional Recruiter Kera Halvorson. TITU, Union South. Noon-1:15 p.m. Information: 261-1017, 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.
  • Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
    Bagels and Research: Lessons from the Capitol Region Sustainability Consortium
    Presented by the Morgridge Center for Public Service, February's Bagels and Research event will feature Urban and Regional Planning professor Jim LaGro. Jim will discuss how he helped guide the Capital Region Sustainability Consortium, balancing the needs of UW students, and the private, public and non-profit sectors. Bagels and coffee will be served! On Wisconsin A, Armory and Gymnasium (Red Gym). 9-10 a.m. Cost: FREE. Information: 263-2432, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
    Site Visit to Legislative Fiscal Bureau
    Students are invited to visit the LFB to learn of career opportunities. 1 East Main #301. 10-11:30 a.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
    Site Visit to Legislative Audit Bureau
    Students are invited to visit the LAB to learn of career opportunities. 22 East Mifflin #500. 1-2:30 p.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
    Yi-Fu Tuan Geography Lecture Series
    Ian Baird: Who is Indigenous? Politics, Activism, Geography, Indigeneity and Nature-Society Relations in Southeast Asia
    Identity politics, activism and geographies of indigeneity in Southeast Asia, and their implications for nature-society relations and struggles over land and other natural resources. 180 Science Hall. 3:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Information: 262-2138, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
    La Follette Lecture
    Input Linkages and the Transmission of Shocks: Firm-Level Evidence from the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake
    Aaron Flaaen, Michigan, will present his research 1199 Nancy Nicholas Hall. Noon-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, Feb. 11, 2015
    Africa at Noon
    Boko Haram: A Private Indirect Government?
    Emmanuel Nuesiri, Visiting Research Scholar at the Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy (SDEP) initiative at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, will speak as part of this ongoing series. Bring a lunch and enjoy complimentary African coffee roasted locally by Just Coffee. 206 Ingraham Hall. Noon-1 p.m. Cost: FREE. Information: 262-2380, 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
    Are Employers Omniscient? Employer Learning About Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills
    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.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
    La Follette Lecture
    Census Bureau Research Data Center
    Brent Hueth will discuss use of data resources. 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.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
    Opioid Abuse in Wisconsin:
    State Policy, Naloxone and Prescribing Practices
    Join the Evidence-Based Health Policy Project briefing to learn more about this subject. State Capitol, 411 South. 8:30-11 a.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, 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. 19, 2015
    Political Control and Expertise in the Administrative State
    David Lewis of Vanderbilt will present his research. La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Dr. 2-3 p.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
    Forty-five Earth Days--Where We Have Been and May Be Headed
    Secretary of State Doug La Follette will discuss state political history through his years as a legislator and constitutional officer. 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, 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.
  • Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
    Policy After Work Series
    Join La Follette alums and friends to hear about jobs and careers. Speaker TBA Brocach, 7 West Main Street. 5-7 p.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, 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.
  • Friday, March 6, 2015
    Site Visit to Wisconsin Department of Health Services
    Students are invited to visit DHS to learn about career opportunities. Time TBA, though it might be morning as noted. 1 West Wilson St. 10-11:30 a.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Saturday, March 7, 2015
    La Follette Lecture
    Building Policy Analysis Capacity in Brazil
    Leonardo Secchi, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina will speak on his 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.
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015
    Health Status, Health Shocks and Asset Adequacy over Retirement Years
    Geoffrey Wallace will discuss his 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, March 12, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
    TBA
    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, March 17, 2015
    La Follette Lecture
    Rob Meyer
    Professor Meyer will present his 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, 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.
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    La Follette Lecture
    Marguerite Burns
    Marguerite Burns of Population Health will present her research L151 Education Building. 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, 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, March 26, 2015
    Policy After Work Series
    Join La Follette alums and friends for an informal discussion with Dr. Dr. Jatinder Cheema. She has 25 years of experience as a diplomat and a development expert with the United States Agency for International Development. Cheema held senior level positions around the world managing and supervising US foreign assistance budgets and programs. She has a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Michigan. Brocach, 7 West Main Street. 5 p.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, 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.
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015
    La Follette Lecture
    Lonnie Berger, director, Institute for Research on Poverty
    Lonnie Berger will speak on his 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, 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.
  • Friday, April 24, 2015
    La Follette Spring Symposium
    Urban Men in Poverty: Problems and Solutions
    The annual Spring Symposium will be held on the Marquette University campus. Marquette University. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015
    La Follette Lecture
    Jon Pevehouse
    Professor Pevehouse of Political Science will discuss his 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, 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.