Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Past events

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015
    An Ebola Vaccine:
    Breaktrhough Science from Wisconsin's Laboratories
    Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a professor of pathobiological sciences at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, will discuss his groundbreaking research. North Hearing Room State Capitol. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015
    Pricing of Installed Solar PV Systems in the U.S. 2000-2013
    This study, by Greg Nemet and Eric O'Shaughnessy, presents results to date of a multi-year project aimed at addressing 3 general research questions: What have been the biggest influences on PV prices? What are the characteristics of low-cost systems? Why is there so much variation in prices? 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, April 22, 2015
    Africa at Noon
    The Impact of the Educational System on Writing in National Languages: Problems and Prospects
    Mamadou Ba, Visiting Fulbright Scholar from the Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis, Senegal, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 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.
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015
    The Wisconsin Idea:
    Living for a Bigger Purpose
    A 2007 La Follette School MIPA graduate, Raul Leon, who was born and raised in Ecuador, will accept the 2014-2015 Outstanding Recent Graduate Award from the UW School of Education/ Education Leadership and Policy Analysis program, where he earned his doctorate. He is an assistant professor of educational leadership at Eastern Michigan whose research examines strategic diversity management, males of color, and the internationalization of American higher education. Wisconsin Idea Room , Education Building. 1:45 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
    Parental Choice of Education and Schooling in Pakistan
    Rehman Khan, Phd Student, UW-Madison
    This paper explores what parents’ educational (or non-educational) priorities are for their children – Public, Private or Madrasah? This paper also provides an insight into the kind of education these various types of institutions offer to children belonging to different social class. 206 Ingraham Hall. Noon
  • 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, April 23, 2015
    Public Seminar: Contemporary Latino Politics from DREAMers to Voters
    Melissa R. Michelson, Professor of Political Science, Menlo College
    The Havens Center Visiting Speakers Program presents Melissa Michelson, who will participate in a public seminar open to students, faculty, and the public. The last event in a series under the theme "Contemporary Latino Politics from DREAMers to Voters". Sponsored by the Havens Center and the Center for Global Studies. 8108 Sewell Social Sciences. 12:20-2 p.m. Information: 262-1420, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015
    Gender & Women’s Studies Colloquium: Spring 2015 Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series
    The Battle for the Best Brains? Gender Equality Policies in Higher Education
    Myra Marx Ferree, Department of Sociology and Gender & Women’s Studies 3401 Sterling Hall. 3:30 p.m. Cost: Free and open to the public. Information: 263-2053, 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, Aug. 27, 2015
    La Follette New Student Orientation
    Orientation for students joining La Follette for the 2015-2016 academic year. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 262-9163, 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.