Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Past events

  • Thursday, March 26, 2015
    CREECA Lecture Series
    "Schism and Solidarity: Reclaiming Politics in Putin's Russia" by Jessica Mason, Ph.D. candidate in anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Drawing on ethnographic research conducted with young radical left, feminist, and LGBT activists in Moscow, this presentation explores how marginalized activists negotiated this inhospitable landscape through a combination of schismogenic conflicts and solidarity-building coalition work. 206 Ingraham Hall. 4-5:30 p.m. Cost: Free and open to the public. Information: 262-3379, 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. 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 Ph.D. 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.
  • Tuesday, April 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.
  • 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.
  • Monday, April 13, 2015
    Wisconsin Civic Participation Lecture Series
    Featuring former Congressmen David Obey '62 and Tom Petri
    Join Petri and Obey for a session offering insight to how politics work at the state and national level. Hear perspective on the importance of civic engagement in bipartisan conversations on policy issues. Hosted by the Office of Federal Relations. In Partnership with: Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service Wisconsin Humanities Council, UW-Madison Department of Political Science, and Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs. Tripp Commons, Memorial Union. 3:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    E-Cigarettes
    An Update on the Science and Policy
    Stephen Hecht, Wallin Land Grant Professor of Cancer Prevention, Dept. of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota Dorothy Hatsukami, Associate Director of Cancer Prevention and Control for the Masonic Cancer Center, Forster Family Chair in Cancer Prevention, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Karmen Hanson, Health Program Manager, National Conference of State Legislatures Moderator: Rep. Jessie Rodriguez, Wisconsin 21st Assembly District State Capitol 411 South. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Information: 263-3607, 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 in partnership with the Marquette University Law School on the Marquette 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.
  • Thursday, April 30, 2015
    Holtz Center Visiting Lecture Series
    Cooking and Cleaning Data: Embodied Enumeration in a Malawian Research World
    Crystal Biruk argues that possibility of “cooked data” haunts AIDS research by pointing to the ways in which data’s certainty might be unraveled by social and cultural impurities. “Cooking data” is a phrase used by Malawian fieldworkers administering surveys. Ethnographic focus on the actors on the front lines of AIDS knowledge production unravels cultural processes that weave together scientific endeavors, and shows how cooking not only threatens, but enhances the quality and value of data. 8411 Sewell Social Sciences. 4 p.m. Cost: Free. Information: 263-2927, 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.
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    Institute for Research on Poverty Webinar
    The Changing Geography of Poverty
    Scott Allard, University of Washington, and Alexandra Murphy, University of Michigan. This webinar will examine how, in the last several decades, there have been dramatic shifts in the geography of poverty in U.S. metropolitan areas. See the URL below for more information and to register. Online - Register at http://www.irp.wisc.edu/. 1-2 p.m. Information: 890-1317, 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 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.