Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Past events

  • 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
    Examining the Effects of Home Energy Assistance 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, 10-11:30. 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.
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015
    Discussion: 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 Public Discussion
    Is President Obama's American College Promise Initiative Worthy of Support?
    Professors Sara Goldrick-Rab and Steven Durlauf will discuss President Obama's plan to offer free tuition for two years at community college for students. Cosponsored by IRP, the Wisconsin Hope Lab, and WISCAPE. This event will be Webcast live on WisconsinEye at WisEye.org 159 Education Building, Wisconsin Idea Room,, Education Building. 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.
  • Wednesday, March 18, 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. 3470 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.
  • 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. 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 and Tom Petri
    Join former Congressman Tom Petri and David Obey for a session offering insight to how politics work at the state and national level. Hear their perspective on the and the importance of civic engagement in bipartisan conversations on policy issues. Tripp Commons, Memorial Union. 3:30-5 p.m. Cost: Free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thursday, April 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.