Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
La Follette School Seminar
Erica Simmons, Department of Political Science. La Follette School Conference Room. Noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
La Follette School Seminar: The Affordable Care Act: One Year Later
Economist Bobbi Wolfe and project assistant Maria Serakos will talk about what has been learned about the ACA in terms of increasing coverage, access to health care, health and broader effects such as labor market changes. They will review lessons of the 2010 health coverage expansion to young adults and the 2014 expansions. They will discuss datasets available to study the effects in the longer term. La Follette School conference room, 1225 Observatory Drive. Noon-1 p.m.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Policy After Work Series    
Alum Lisa Ellinger, administrator for the Division of Insurance Services of the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds, will speak about her work and career path. 5-7 p.m. Brocach.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
La Follette School Seminar: Early Life Circumstances and Life-Cycle Labor Market Outcomes
Manuel Flores of the University of Santiago de Compostela will discuss how early life circumstances — as measured by two indices of childhood health and socioeconomic status — are associated with labor market outcomes over an individual’s entire life cycle. La Follette School conference room, 1225 Observatory Drive. Noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
La Follette School Seminar: Work in the Federal Sector
La Follette alum Andria Hayes-Birchler will discuss her career with the Millennium Challenge Corporation. She earned a Master of International Public Affairs degree in 2008. 225 Ingraham. Noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
La Follette School Seminar: Does Being Smarter Make You Healthier?
Pamela Herd of the La Follette School will discuss her research. La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Drive. Noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Market-Based Environmental Policy and the Clean Water Act
Morgan Robertson of the UW-Madison Department of Geography, will discuss his research. La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Drive. Noon-1 p.m.

Friday, October 17, 2014
Federal Careers Part 2: How to Write a Winning Federal Résumé
A federal résumé is very different from what is expected in the private sector? This workshop teaches the tips and tricks for crafting a résumé that federal hiring managers will notice. Students are encouraged to create a USAJobs.gov account before attending. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Excel 2: Data Visualization Session 2
4-5:45 p.m.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
La Follette Webchat Information Session
Hilary Shager, Associate Director; Mary Treleven, Student Services Coordinator; and current MPA and MIPA students will be on hand during the webchat to talk about the many benefits one can expect to receive as a student in the program. Topics that will be addressed include: the curriculum, student life, admissions requirements, student funding and career building opportunities. Noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Policy After Work Series    
David Lippiatt of WE International will speak about his work and career path. 5-7 p.m. Brocach.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
A panel of La Follette School students will discuss their internships. 209 Animal Science. Noon.

Friday, October 10, 2014
La Follette School Seminar: Consulting in the Public Sector
Philip Kangas, a partner in Grant Thornton LLP, will discuss his work. La Follette School Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Drive. Noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
La Follette School Seminar: Purposeful Use of Performance Information in Forestry and Air Traffic Control: A Matter of Nature or Nurture with a Transatlantic Comparison
Maarten de Jong of the Netherlands Ministry of Finance and Erasmus University will speak on his research. La Follette School Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Drive. Noon-1 p.m.

Friday, October 3, 2014
La Follette School Seminar: Clean Power Act
Susan Hedman, administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region V office in Chicago, will speak on proposed climate change regulations. She is a 1979 alum of the La Follette School of Public Affairs. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Friday, October 3, 2014
Finding and Applying for State Jobs
The state of Wisconsin is hiring interns and entry level candidates. Lisa Dally from the Wisconsin Department of Administration will explain how to find, apply for, and secure these positions. Cookies and coffee will be served. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Union South.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
La Follette School Seminar: How Social Networks Affect Everything You Feel, Think and Do
James Fowler, a professor of medical genetics and political science at UC-San Diego, will give the 2014-15 Hilldale Lecture in Social Studies on how social networks have a powerful effect on a wide range of human behaviors. Co-sponsored by departments of Political Science and Educational Psychology, as well as La Follette and the Hilldale Fund. Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building. 4 p.m.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Paul Offner Lecture
Featuring comments by former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson. 5-6:30 p.m. Pyle Center.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Policy After Work Series
Christian Moran, a budget and policy analyst with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, will speak on his career path and research. He is a 2006 alum of the La Follette School of Public Affairs. 5-7 p.m. Brocach.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
La Follette School Seminar: Politics of Public Sector Performance
Mike Roll of the UW-Madison Department of Sociology will speak on his research. La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Drive. Noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Excel 2: Functions Session 2
4-6 p.m. 150 Animal Science Building

Monday, September 15, 2014
National Nuclear Security Administration Graduate Fellowship Program
National Nuclear Security Administration Graduate Fellowship Program Operations Lead Ryan Boscow and current fellow and La Follette School alum Malika Taalbi will describe the administration and fellowship opportunities. 494 Van Hise Hall. 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 11, 2014
La Follette School Seminar:La Follette School Seminar: Policy Trade-Offs in Advanced Democracies
Christian Breunig, University of Konstanz, will speak on a model and empirical strategy for analyzing trade-offs in legislative agendas. 422 North Hall. Noon-1:15 p.m.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Hillside Fest
Summer picnic for alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff. 5-7 p.m.

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Graduation
Assembly Chamber, 11 a.m. Ceremony features guest speaker Sen. Bob Jauch, faculty speaker Hilary Shager and student speaker Katie Lorenze. Reception follows 12:30-3 p.m. in Memorial Union's Great Hall.

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Public Policy in an Uncertain World
Charles Manski, professor of economics, Northwestern University, will present this talk as part of the Institute for Research on Poverty's General Poverty Research Seminar Series. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. 12:15 p.m.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Personal Bankruptcy, Asset Risk and Entrepreneurship
Jeffrey Traczynski, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, will speak on his research involving bankruptcy and labor supply. La Follette School conference room, noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Policy and Management Analytics and Education Reform
Research Professor Rob Meyer discusses his work. La Follette School Conference Room. Noon-1 p.m. Cost: free. Information: 262-3038,

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Policy and a Pint
John Maycroft, MPP, a graduate of Rutgers' Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, will discuss his work improving health care in Wisconsin, especially in wellness and end-of-life care, the importance of his policy education, and how policy ideas convert into action. Brocach, 7 West Main St. 5-7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The U.S. Labor Market is a Mess: How Did It Get That Way and Is There a Way Out?
Economist Bob Haveman. La Follette School Conference Room Noon-1 p.m.

Friday, April 11, 2014
The PerformanceStat: A Leadership Strategy for Producing Results
Robert Behn of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government will present his research on performance management. La Follette School Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Drive. 2-3 p.m.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Effects of Poverty on Brain Development
Professor Bobbi Wolfe discusses her recent research. La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Drive. Noon-1 p.m.

Monday, April 7, 2014
Student Visit Day
La Follette School of Public Affairs prospective student visit day. Union South. 8:30-4:30 a.m.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The Mental Health Effects of Unwanted Births
Pamela Herd, principal investigator for the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study and an associate professor of Public Affairs and Sociology. La Follette School Conference Room. Noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Childhood Environments and Adult Health
Professor Jason Fletcher presents. Co-sponsored with DemSem. 12:15-1:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Policy and a Pint
Tom Eggert, a ’95 alum, will discuss his work leading Wisconsin Microfinance, a non-profit he founded to help individuals in Haiti recover from the devastating 2010 earthquake. With billions of dollars given to Haiti since 2010, the aid has produced some predictable, but unwanted impacts. Tom will discuss the potential to help the developing world by using the power of the private sector and helping people with microloans. Brocach, 7 West Main St. 5-7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
How to Find and Apply for Federal Positions and Write Resumes
Marie Koko of the College of Letters and Science career services. La Follette School conference room. Noon-2 p.m.

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Connecting Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility: Looking Ahead, Not Behind
La Follette School professor Tim Smeeding, director of the Institute for Research on Poverty. Sponsored by the La Follette School and Applied Economics Workshop. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences Building. 12:15-1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Private Sector Dynamics: A Look Inside the U.S. Economy
Mark Lange, director of University of Wisconsin Extension's Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. La Follette School Conference Room. Noon-1 p.m.

Friday, February 21, 2014
Brown Bag with Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Learn about the major programs operated by the Division of Long-Term Care. Dave Varana, a section chief in the division, will address issues in managing fiscal operations and in supporting the development of good policy for Wisconsin’s long term care Medicaid programs. Also, the department is hiring. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School.

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Policy and a Pint
Tamarine Cornelius, a ’99 alum, will share her social policy insights from her work on KidsCount and the Wisconsin Budget Project, two major initiatives from her work at the Wisconsin Council of Children and Families. 5-7 p.m. Brocach, Madison.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Rise of the Redback? Prospects for China's Currency
Professor Menzie Chinn will speak about China's monetary policy. La Follette School Conference Room. Noon-1 p.m.

Thursday, February 6, 2014
How to Navigate the State Hiring Process
Enjoy free pizza and hear from Office of State Employee Relations recruiters and alum Jennie Mauer on do’s and don’ts of landing a state job. Recruiters will describe policy, procedures. Jennie will share her “boots on the ground” prospective of interviewing and being interviewed on state hiring panels. Seminar will cover civil service hiring practices, how to respond to civil service exams, and how to excel in structured state hiring interviews. La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Drive. Noon.

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Reception for Alumni, Friends in Madison Area
Alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends will gather for networking, conversation and hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar. Special presentation to Dennis Dresang will be at about 5:30 p.m. Inn on the Park, 22 South Carroll Street, Madison. 4:30-7 p.m.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Lessons from Frogs, Turfgrass, and Mosquitoes: An Environmental Studies Agenda for UW in the 21st Century
Paul Robbins is the director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research addresses questions spanning conservation conflicts, urban ecology, and environment and health interactions. La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Drive. Noon-1 p.m.

2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Policy Conversation: The Impact of Charter Schools on Housing Values
Christian Buerger, Ph.D. candidate, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Conference room, Observatory Hill Office Building. Noon-1 p.m.

Wednesday, December 9, 2013
The Legal Gain: The Impact of the 1986 Amnesty Program on Immigrants’ Access to and Use of Health Care
Lanlan Xu, a Ph.D. candidate in public affairs at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington, will discuss her research that investigates the impact of various federal and state policies on immigrants’ access to and use of the health care system, and their health status. Conference room, Observatory Hill Office Building. Noon-1 p.m.

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Redistribution and the New Fiscal Sociology: Race and Progressivity of State and Local Taxes
Rourke O'Brien of Princeton University will present his research. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. 2-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Policy and Pint

2000 La Follette alum Abe Rabinowitz, assistant finance manager, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Brocach, 7 West Main St. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
La Follette School Seminar: Policy Conversation: How Can Social Networks Affect Policy Impacts?
Jason Fletcher, La Follette School. Conference Room, Observatory Hill Office Building. Noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Brown Bag Seminar
Bob Lavigna, assistant vice chancellor for human resources, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 594 Van Hise Hall. Noon-1 p.m.

Friday, November 22, 2013
Institute for Research on Poverty and La Follette School of Public Affairs Joint Seminar Identifying the Elasticity of Taxable Income
James Ziliak, Professor and Carol Martin Gatton Endowed Chair in Microeconomics and Founding Director, University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, University of Kentucky. Jim is a candidate for a full professor post in La Follette, and for Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. Noon-1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Policy and Pint: Riva Froymovich
Public affairs writer in residence Riva Froymovich, The Economist, author of “End of The Good Life: How the Financial Crisis Threatens a Lost Generation - and What We Can Do About It” (Harper Perennial), which chronicles the impact of the latest financial crisis on Generation Y and promotes innovative reforms in education, employment and public policy. Brocach, 7 West Main St. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Hunger Meal

La Follette School Student Association hosts event to demonstrate social inequality and the role chance plays in a person’s food security. Participants asked to bring two non-perishable food items for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, which will receive a portion of the proceeds. Tripp Commons, Memorial Union. 6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
La Follette School Seminar: Policy Conversation Wisconsin and Federalism
Dennis Dresang, La Follette School. Conference Room, Observatory Hill Office Building. Noon-1 p.m.

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Reception for Alumni, Friends in D.C. Area

Alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends will gather for networking, conversation and hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar. Capitol View Business & Conference Center, 101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Policy and a Pint: Reps. Taylor and Loudenbeck
Representatives Chris Taylor and Amy Loudenbeck. Brocach, 7 West Main St. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
La Follette School Seminar: New Research: Regional Trade Agreements with Labor Clauses: Their Effects on Trade La Follette Assistant Professor Isao Kamata will discuss his recent research. La Follette School Conference Room, Observatory Hill Office Building. Noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Policy and a Pint
Tim Casper, assistant vice president for budget and public affairs, Madison Area Technical College. 5:30 p.m. Brocach, 1843 Monroe Street

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
La Follette School Seminar: Policy Conversation: Building a University in Kazakhstan: American vs. European Models
John Witte, La Follette School. Conference Room, Observatory Hill Office Building. Noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
La Follette School Seminar: Policy Conversation
Integrating Financial Capability into Public Policy
Michael Collins, La Follette School. Conference Room, Observatory Hill Office Building. Noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
La Follette School Seminar
Mental Health Shocks as a Risk Factor for Homelessness
Marah Curtis, UW–Madison, School of Social Work. Hosted by Center for Demography and Ecology as part of “DemSem.” 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. 12:15 p.m.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
La Follette School Seminar: Dispersing the Crowd: A Natural Experiment of the Effects of Concentrated Prisoner Re-Entry
David Kirk, University of Texas–Austin. Hosted by Center for Demography and Ecology as part of “DemSem.” 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. 12:15 p.m.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Student Development Seminar: Finding an Internship in Washington D.C.
David Nelson, career and internship coordinator for students in social sciences, including political science, international studies and sociology. 6201 Microbial Sciences. Noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Student development: Student internship discussion
Lacee Koplin, Malika Taalbi, Dan Marlin and Michaela Meckel describe their summer experiences. 6201 Microbial Sciences; pizza and soda pop will be served.

Thursday, July 11, 2013
Hillside Fest
Picnic for alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff. Observatory Hill Office Building. 5-7 p.m.

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Public Management Research Conference
Sponsored by the Public Management Research Association. Union South. 8 a.m.

Friday, June 21, 2013
Public Management Research Conference
Sponsored by the Public Management Research Association. Union South. 8 a.m.

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Public Management Research Conference
Sponsored by the Public Management Research Association. Union South. 8 a.m.

Friday, May 24, 2013
Andy Reschovsky Retirement Party
Observatory Hill Office Building. Noon.

Sunday, May 19, 2013
Graduation
State Capitol Assembly Chamber State Capitol, Assembly Chamber. 11 a.m.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Salary Negotiations: Professional Development Series
Observatory Hill Office Building. Noon.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
More Than They Bargained For: Scott Walker, Unions, and the Fight for Wisconsin
Jason Stein and Patrick Marley, award-winning journalists for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will discuss their new book on Gov. Walker's wide-ranging budget-repair bill, which ended public-sector collective bargaining; incuded the Senate Democrats' decision to leave the state to try to block the bill; Democrats' talks with both union leaders and Republicans while in Illinois; and the reason compromise has become a "dirty word" in politics today. Observatory Hill Office Building.

Thursday, April 25, 2013
What's Next for the ACA?:The View from Researchers, Regulators and Providers
This spring symposium of the La Follette School will examine: impacts of states' Medicaid expansions; the ACA's impact on physicians and health care delivery services; and the ACA's community impacts. The event is co-sponsored by the Evidence-Based Health Policy Project. Union South. 1-4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Board of Advisers meeting
Board members will meet prior to the Spring Symposium Union South. 11-11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Writer in Residence Dinner
Several La Follette students will have dinner with Carrie Johnson after her Policy and Pint discussion. Brocach, 7 West Main St. 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Policy and a Pint
The La Follette School’s writer in residence, Carrie Johnson, justice correspondent for National Public Radio and a UW-Madison grad, will share stories from the road on her coverage of national justice issues, law enforcement and legal affairs. Brocach, 7 West Main St. 5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Getting State Jobs
2008 alum Jennie Mauer will give tips on navigating the state employment application process. La Follette School of Public Affairs. Noon-1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Managing Student Loans and Federal Loan Forgiveness Programs
Sandi Nowakowski, loan manager, Office of Student Financial Aid, University of Wisconsin-Madison Conference Room, La Follette School of Public Affairs. 12:15-1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Interviewing: Professional Development Series
La Follette School of Public Affairs. Noon-1 p.m.

Friday, April 5, 2013
Midwest Health Economics Conference
This invitation-only conference runs Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5. Union South. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 4, 2013
Midwest Health Economics Conference
This invitation-only conference runs Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5. Union South. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Dark Side of Sunshine: Regulatory Oversight and Status Quo Bias
La Follette School faculty affiliate professor J. Michael Collins studies consumer decision-making in the financial marketplace, including the role of public policy in influencing credit, savings and investment choices. In this talk, he will discuss measures implemented by state policymakers designed to protect consumers and stem the tide of foreclosures -- and what went right and wrong with their design. La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Drive. Noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Restoring "Fiscal Democracy" and Securing a Brighter Future for Our Kids and the Nation
1972 La Follette alum and an economist with his Ph.D. from UW-Madison, Eugene Steuerle is a respected author and researcher. Among his past positions, he has served as deputy assistant aecretary of the Treasury for tax analysis (1987-1989), president of the National Tax Association (2001-2002), and economic coordinator and original organizer of the study that led to the Tax Reform Act of 1986. Co-sponsored by DemSem, La Follette and Institute for Research on Poverty. He is a 1972 alum of La Follette School precursor the Center for the Study of Public Policy and Administration. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. 12:30-1:45 p.m.

Monday, April 1, 2013
Visit Day
Prospective students admitted to the La Follette School learn about the school and meet faculty, current students and staff. Union South. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A Growth Perspective on Foreign Reserve Accumulation
Gong Cheng works in international macroeconomics, with emphasis on the emerging market economies. At the Banque de France, he works on issues related to the G-20 and international liquidity issues. In his talk, sponsored by the La Follette School and the Economics Department, he argues that foreign reserve accumulation, in a country such as China, is a consequence of a growth strategy induced by strong capital investment in a financially constrained economy. 7324 Sewell Social Sciences. 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 16, 2013
Memorial for Professor Donald Nichols
Families and friends will join to remember Professor Nichols who died Feb. 15 after 40 years as a member of the Economics Department of UW-Madison and as director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs. Pyle Center. 10:30 a.m.

Friday, March 15, 2013
Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Office of Health Informatics Info Session
Come and learn about the Office of Health Informatics and job opportunities there. Oskar Anderson, director of the Office of Health Informatics, and Milda Aksamitauskas, health analytics section chief, will be at La Follette to answer students' questions. La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Drive. 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Friday, March 15, 2013
Jonathan Schwabisch
Economist and data visualization creator Jonathan Schwabisch, of the Congressional Budget Office Health and Human Resources Division, will give a talk co-sponsored by La Follette and DemSem. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Policy and a Pint
Kevin Jones, director of the Wisconsin Crime Laboratory System, will address balancing the interests of the scientific community, criminal justice stakeholders, politicians, and the public on such pressing criminal justice policy issues as DNA collection at arrest. Brocach, 7 West Main St. 5 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
PROFS: A Discussion of the Wisconsin State Budget
PROFS, a voluntary, non-profit membership organization of UW-Madison faculty, will sponsor this forum featuring Darrell Bazzell, vice chancellor for administration; Andy Reschovsky, professor of public affairs and applied economics; and David Schmiedicke, City of Madison finance director and former state budget director. Wisconsin Idea Room, Education. 12 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013, noon to 1 p.m., La Follette School
Professional Development: Networking

Friday, March 1, from 12:30-2 p.m., Legislative Fiscal Bureau
La Follette School students will visit the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau on to learn about employment opportunities.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, noon to 1 p.m., La Follette School
Professional Development: International Jobs
2010 Master of International Public Affairs alum Farha Tahir, program coordinator and research associate for the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, 12:30 p.m. State Budget Office
La Follette School students will visit the State Budget Office on Friday, February 15, at 12:30 p.m. to learn about employment opportunities and the state hiring process.

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013
Madison Reception for Alumni and Friends
Join alumni, friends of the school, faculty, students and staff for conversation and networking. Free hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. RSVP appreciated. Inn on the Park, 22 South Carroll Street, Madison. 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 6, 12:30-1:30 p.m., La Follette School conference room
Congressional Budget Office staff to talk with students about career development.

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, noon to 1 p.m., La Follette School
Professional Development: Résumés

Wednesday, January 23, 5-7 p.m., Brocach, 7 West Main St.
Policy and a Pint
Wes Sparkman, a veritable Madison man about town, administers the civil rights compliance and targeted business programs for Dane County in addition to serving on the Police and Fire Commission, as Downtown Madison Rotary president and on the SSM Health Care of Wisconsin board. A 2000 alum of the La Follette School, Sparkman will highlight contemporary policy issues in Madison local government.

2012

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012
Prospective Students Online Information Session
People interested in learning more about the La Follette School's academic program can sign up online to ask questions of student services staff and the associate director. 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012
The Returns to Language Skills in the U.S. Labor Market
Professor Mathias Sinning of Australian National University will discuss his paper that uses data from the 2010 American Community Survey to study the returns to language skills of child and adult migrants in the U.S. labor market. La Follette School of Public Affairs. 12 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, noon-1 p.m., La Follette School of Public Affairs
Child Care in Australia and Its Relationship to Women’s Labor Supply
Professor Robert Breunig of Australian National University will give a presentation that examines questions relating to the relationship between child care availability, quality and cost of child care and women’s labor supply.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 5-7 p.m., Pyle Center
The New Middle Class: Creating Wages and Wealth in the 21st Century
Former Wisconsin congressman Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, will discuss ways to recreate the strength of the middle class in the annual Paul Offner Memorial Lecture.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 5-7 p.m., Brocach, 7 West Main St.
Policy and a Pint: Observations from the Presidential Campaign Trail
Join another Policy and a Pint networking session for La Follette students, alumni and friends featuring Craig Gilbert, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Washington, D.C. bureau chief and national political reporter, who will be fresh off the campaign trail.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012, noon-1 p.m., La Follette School of Public Affairs
Does 'Letting Managers Manage' Work? Performance Management, Managerial Authority, and Public Service Performance
Poul Aaes Nielsen, a Ph.D. candidate at Aarhus University’s Department of Political Science and Government, will discuss his research which focuses on performance measurement and management and their impact on political and managerial decision making and organizational performance.

Thursday, November 1, 2012, 6 p.m.
Prospective Students Online Information Session
People interested in learning more about the La Follette School's academic program can sign up online to ask questions of student services staff and the associate director.

Wednesday, October 17, 5 to 7 p.m., Brocach, 7 West Main Street in Madison
Policy and a Pint
2001 La Follette School alum Jennifer Gonda will share stories from the city of Milwaukee’s city’s intergovernmental relations office, of which she is the new director.

Wednesday, October 10, at the Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 North Broadway
Alternatives to the Dreaded ‘Fiscal Cliff’: Finding a Detour to a Smart Path Forward
Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist of the Concord Coalition, will present on what’s best for the economy in the short and the long term as part of a Milwaukee gathering for alumni and friends of the La Follette School.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012, noon, La Follette School of Public Affairs
A Country through the Lens of its Leader
Peter Greenberg, travel editor for CBS News, will speak on what he has learned from broadcasting the "Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio" show, broadcast each week from a different remote location around the world. He travels more than 400,000 miles each year, and his work not only examines the logistics and trends of travel, but it also creates a broader cultural and political understanding of places around the world.

Thursday, September 13, 2012, 5-7 p.m., Brocach, 7 West Main St.
Policy and a Pint: Reshaping State Government Operations
In this first Policy and a Pint discussion forum, 1976 alum Robin Gates, a longtime state employee and private management consultant, will outline his recommendations for improving government leadership and management based on a report he wrote for the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute.

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, noon-1 p.m., 6201 Microbial Sciences
Here Comes The Sun: Incentivizing Solar Leasing
Two La Follette School students who won a U.S. Department of Energy competition will explain their proposal about how to make solar energy more affordable. Sam Harms and Sam Shannon were in Washington, D.C., as part of the Startup America Policy Challenge announced by the White House.

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 11:45 a.m., Tripp Commons, Memorial Union
The Wisconsin Idea at 100: Making the Link to Policy
The event showcases past and current contributions of UW-Madison to shaping public policy. The event is organized by the La Follette School of Public Affairs and sponsored by the Vice-Chancellor's Office as part of a series celebrating a century of the Wisconsin Idea. Box lunch is provided.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012, noon, La Follette School of Public Affairs
The Impact of Performance Management in Public and Private Organizations
Simon Calmar Andersen studies efforts to introduce performance management in the Danish education system. His research combines survey data from Danish public and private schools with administrative panel data on student test performance and demographics. The results challenge some basic assumptions about the transfer and use of performance management from private to public settings. Andersen is an associate professor at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University.

Thursday, April 12, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. La Follette School
Little Punk Staffer On Capitol Hill
Congressional aide Diego Sanchez will give a talk.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012, noon-1 p.m. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Toward Respect For Tribal Sovereignty: A New Look at the Stafford Act
When disaster strikes a U.S.-recognized Indian tribe, a unique set of response question arises. In this talk, MPA/Law student Nate Inglis Steinfeld examines how the law in action frames tribal communication after disasters and offers a change to the Stafford Act definitions to improve information channels and promote respect for tribal sovereignty.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012, noon-1 p.m., La Follette School of Public Affairs
On the Hot Seat: The Role of the Agency Spokesperson
Bill Cosh will talk about his job as the spokesperson for the state Department of Natural Resources where he was appointed by DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp in July 2011. Prior to that, he was spokesperson for the state Department of Justice where he was appointed by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen in 2008.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 12:15-1:15 p.m., La Follette School of Public Affairs
Getting What You're Worth: Perspectives on Negotiating Job Offers
One of the trickiest parts of accepting a job is the salary dance. How do you ask -- and get -- what you are worth? Larry W. (Chip) Hunter, an associate dean for the full-time MBA Program and an associate professor in the Department of Management and Human Resources at the Wisconsin School of Business, will give his take on this problem.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012, noon, La Follette School of Public Affairs
Women, Crime and Justice: A Prosecutor’s Learning Curve
After 11 years as an assistant district attorney, Mary Wagner has a pretty comfortable handle on explaining how the justice system works. But when she taught a college course about how women intersect and interact with the criminal justice system, she learned that the stuff lurking in the background can sometimes loom as large under the surface as the part of the iceberg that hit the Titanic. While justice may be blind, one-size handcuffs don’t fit all.

Tuesday, February 21, noon to 1 p.m. La Follette School conference room
Economist Menzie Chinn will explore the origins and long-term effects of the U.S. financial crisis in a La Follette School seminar on

Wednesday, February 15, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Congress for the New Urbanism, 140 S. Dearborn Street, suite 404
Chicago Alumni Reception
Alumni in the Chicago area will gather for casual conversation, drinks and hors d'oeuvres on

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, noon-1 p.m., La Follette School of Public Affairs
The Wisconsin Idea: The Vision That Made Wisconsin Famous
Two graduate students, one in education and one in policy, will discuss the origin, evolution and potential of the Wisconsin Idea in its second century.

Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 , noon-1 p.m., La Follette School
Is the Foreign Service for You? Views from a Hometown Diplomat
Richard Rasmussen, a native of Wisconsin and a graduate of the Wisconsin Law School, will speak on his experiences abroad, career in the Foreign Service and the work of the Department of State. Rasmussen is a first-tour officer serving in the Political and Economic Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Feb. 2, 4:30-7 p.m., Inn on the Park, Madison
Reception for Alumni and Friends
Alumni and friends of the La Follette School of Public Affairs can meet with faculty, students and staff. Free hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. RSVP requested.

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, 5-7:30 p.m., Varsity Room, Union South
John R. Commons Anniversary Lecture: Building Management and Worker Partnerships for a More Prosperous America
This program will explore how management and labor can work better together for their mutual benefit in honor of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Professor John R. Commons, one of UW-Madison's greatest economists. Speakers include former Missouri U.S. Rep. Dick Gephardt, president of the Gephardt Group, and former Wisconsin U.S. Rep. David Obey, along with representatives from business and labor.

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, noon-1 p.m., 114 Ingraham Hall
A Career of Politics, Service and Leadership: The View from the Executive’s Chair
Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk will discuss her 30-year career in government.

2011

Wednesday, November 30, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Urban Institute, Washington, D.C.
Paul Offner Lecture
Former U.S. House representatives from Wisconsin Dave Obey and Steve Gundersonwill discuss the “Challenges for Public Leadership in Today’s World.”

November 4, 5:30-7 p.m.
D.C. Reception for Alumni and Friends
Alumni and friends of the La Follette School of Public Affairs can meet with faculty in Washington, D.C., to attend the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management's conference. Free hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. RSVP requested.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 , noon, La Follette School of Public Affairs
A Sinking Ship, Microfinance and the Andhra Pradesh Crisis
An an intern for Basix, a for-profit livelihood promotion institution, Christopher Colin traveled around the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and spoke with bankers, regulators, academics, firms, and farmers about the role of microfinance in the current financial structure. A Sinking Ship, Microfinance and the Andhra Pradesh Crisis is an 18-minute, multimedia documentary film that provides background on the historical trends and current role of microfinance in India's economic equation.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 12:30-1:45 p.m., 8417 Sewell Social Science
Early Non-Marital Childbearing and the "Culture of Despair"
Professor Melissa S. Kearney of the University of Maryland focuses her research on issues of public policy, in particular on the effect of government programs on individuals and households and on issues related to families and children. She also has research interests in household decision-making with regard to risk and uncertainty, saving and gambling. She teaches in the area of public economics.

October 11, 2011, noon-1 p.m.
Mary Spicuzza, Wisconsin State Journal, presents at La Follette School Seminar.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, noon-1 p.m., La Follette School of Public Affairs
Planning and Performance Management: A New Institutionalism Analysis of Reform in Israel
In the context of new institutionalism, Professor Shlomo Mizrahi of Ben-Gurion University suggests theoretical outlines for analyzing performance management reform and applies them to the reform that has been carried out in Israel since 2006.

July 12, 5 p.m.
La Follette School Hillside Fest
Bob and Belle La Follette invite alumni, friends, faculty, staff, current and new students to their home for a picnic. Families and children welcome. Guests should bring a dish to share and BYOB. The La Follettes will provide burgers, brats, condiments, table service, soda, water. Lawn games, door prizes and photo opportunities with Bob. Free parking available after 4:30 in lots 26 and 34. For road closings, see http://transportation.wisc.edu/newsAndEvents/news.aspx

Thursday, April 28, 2011, 8:30-4 p.m., Pyle Center
La Follette School Spring Conference: Long-Term Unemployment in Industrial Countries: Causes, Consequences and Policy Responses
Even as the causes of the long-term unemployment — cyclical versus structural — continue to be debated, the persistence of such high levels of unemployment threatens to become structural in nature. Policymakers are only beginning to grasp the enormity of the challenges this phenomenon poses, and it is unclear whether they have any idea how to address the problem.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011, noon-1 p.m., conference Room, La Follette School of Public Affairs
La Follette School Brown-bag Seminar: Health Systems Reform in Latin America: The Uruguayan Experience in a Comparative Perspective
Tinker visiting professor Jorge Papadopulos presents.

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 8-9:30 a.m., La Follette School of Public Affairs
La Follette School Breakfast Seminar: Examining the Evolution of Warfare and the Evolution of the US Military in the 21st Century
Guerrilla warfare that uses communications networks and strategic strikes to demoralize and exhaust conventionally superior militaries is what Colonel Thomas Hammes calls fourth-generation warfare. It is what American forces encounter in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Israelis find in Palestine. It is the way of the future. Hammes, a career Marine Corps officer, examines how warfare is changing and questions whether the U.S. military is evolving effectively.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 , noon-1 p.m., La Follette School of Public Affairs
La Follette School Brown Bag Seminar: Egypt's Revolution: What Happened and What Now?
For five years, La Follette School 2003 alum Katie Croake has managed the National Democratic Institute's programs in Egypt, including helping political parties organize, safeguarding elections, giving civic organizations a voice, and supporting women and youth who want to be full participants in the political process. She will discuss recent events in Egypt, implications for the United States and the Middle East, and NDI's work in the country.

March 1, 2011, 12-1 p.m.
State Budget Brown Bag
La Follette School students, faculty and staff can participate in an informal discussion about the policy and budgetary implications of Wisconsin's budget bill.

Feb. 25, 2011, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
La Follette School of Public Affairs Forum: Policy and Budgetary Implications of the Budget Repair Bill
The national spotlight is on Madison as people debate policy choices facing Wisconsin. The event will include comments from George Lightbourn, president, Wisconsin Policy Research Institute; Don Nelson, director, UW–Madison State Relations; and professors Tim Smeeding, public affairs and director of the Institute of Research on Poverty; Andrew Reschovsky, public affairs and applied economics; John Witte, public affairs and political science; and David Canon, political science.

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, noon-1 p.m., La Follette School of Public Affairs
Policy Responses to Mortgage Foreclosure: Is There Any Hope?
Professor J. Michael Collins studies consumer decision-making in the financial marketplace, including the role of public policy in influencing credit, savings and investment choices. This presentation will be based on three papers, one on foreclosure counseling, another on loan modification rates by race and income, and finally some preliminary work examining the effects of mortgage mediation policies.

Feb. 3, 4:30-7 p.m., Inn on the Park, Madison
La Follette School Reception for Alumni and Friends

Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 , noon, La Follette School of Public Affairs
Incentives, Commitments and Habit Formation in Exercise: Evidence From a Field Experiment With Workers at a Fortune 500 Company
Professor Justin Sydnor of the School of Business will discuss the results of a large-scale field experiment on the use of financial incentives for exercise among employees at the headquarters of a Fortune 500 company. Preliminary results show strong response to the financial incentives and modest degrees of behavior change even after the incentives are removed, though this habit-formation effect is decidedly weaker than findings from similar experiments with undergraduate populations.

2010

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, noon-1 p.m., Conference Room, La Follette School
Can Need-Based Aid Increase College Persistence Among Low-Income University Students? Evidence from a Randomized Trial
La Follette School faculty affiliate Sara Goldrick-Rab and faculty member Doug Harris present research on higher education at the La Follette School Seminar.

November 18, 2010, 12-1 p.m. La Follette School
Measuring the Impact of Health Insurance on Levels and Trends in Inequality (and How Health Reform Could Affect Them)
Professor Kosali Simon of Indiana University will speak on her primary field of health economics. Her research investigates the impact of state and federal regulations attempting to ease the availability of private and public health insurance for vulnerable populations (through state 'small-group' reforms, public health insurance expansions, Medigap rate regulations and adding prescription drug coverage to Medicare) on health insurance, health and labor market outcomes.

Tuesday, November 16, noon, La Follette School conference room
Accountability Policies and High-Poverty Universities: The Disparate Effects of Performance Funding Policies
Alisa Hicklin Fryar, political science professor at the University of Oklahoma, at a La Follette School seminar.

November 9, 2010, noon
Policy Roundtable
La Follette School alum and education consultant Sarah Archibald will discuss her work with Wisconsin's Race to the Top grant application in a federal competition for education funding.

October 13, 2010, 5:15 p.m.
Political scientist Nils Ringe will discuss his research on legislative member organizations’ function in the legislative process. Informal policy roundtable discussion organized by the La Follette School Student Association. Snacks provided.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010, noon, Conference Room, La Follette School
Trigger Events and Financial Outcomes Among Older Households
Professor Geoffrey Wallace presents La Follette School Seminar.

 

Sept. 28, 2010, noon , La Follette School
Former prime minister of Norway Kjell Magne Bondevik.

Sept. 23, at 5 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center
Paul Offner memorial lecture
Former Milwaukee mayor and a 1988 La Follette School alum John Norquist.

2010

July

Tuesday, July 20
La Follette School Hillside Fest
Belle and Bob La Follette invite alumni and friends, new and continuing students, faculty and staff to their home at the Observatory Hill Office Building (aka the La Follette School) for the Hillside Fest. 5-7 p.m. La Follette School. Guests should bring side dishes to share; La Follette School will provide burgers, brats and fixings, table service.

Thursday, July 8
Public Affairs vs. Urban and Regional Planning Kickball
The La Follette School's Fightin' Bobs take on students in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Organized by the La Follette School Student Association. 6:30 p.m. Vilas Park, 702 South Randall Avenue.

 

June

Friday, June 25
La Follette School Student Association Bonfire
Students and friends can make s’mores and pudgy pies, and catch up on all summer activities. Favorite outdoor games and campfire tales encouraged. 7-10 p.m. Picnic Point.

Wednesday, June 23
La Follette School Student Association Meeting
6 p.m. Memorial Union Terrace, Rathskeller if rain falls.

May

Saturday, May 15
Graduation Celebration
11 a.m. State Capitol Assembly Chamber. Reception to follow at Goodman Community Center..

Friday, May 14
All La Follette graduates who are walking in this year's ceremony should attend a graduation rehearsal at noon in the Wisconsin State Capitol, Assembly Chamber. Please gather at the Assembly Chamber entrance on the 3rd floor. Faculty and staff are welcome as well since we will go over the order of the ceremony, the processional, the presentation of diplomas and recessional.

Tuesday, May 4
Single Mothers, Union History, and Health at Midlife: Consequences for Two Generations
Kristi Williams, Ohio State University, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. 12:20-1:45 p.m. 4308 Sewell Social Sciences.

April

Friday, April 30
Modern-Day Slavery Symposium
Three panel discussions will explore broad issues of modern-day slavery, scope of the problem in Wisconsin and work being done in the field to combat it. 8:45 a.m. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences Building.

Friday, April 30
Ben Skinner, author of A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery, speaks at end of daylong symposium on modern-day slavery. 4:30 p.m. Ebling Auditorium, Microbial Sciences Building.

Thursday, April 29
Gasoline Prices, Fuel Economy, and the Energy Paradox
Hunt Allcott, an economist at New York University and a fellow with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give a seminar at 1:20 p.m. in B302 Birge Hall to demonstrate how he used econometrics to determine how the prices of fuel-efficient vehicles respond to increases in gasoline prices.The seminar will take place during the Thursday 1:20 discussion section of Professor Carolyn Heinrich's Public Affairs 819 class.

Thursday, April 29
“The Regeneration of Social Policy: Effects on Health and Health Care Coverage for the Poor” will be the topic of a talk by Barbara Wolfe, professor of Economics, Public Policy and Population Health Sciences at 12:15-1:30 pm in 8417 Social Sciences Building.

Sunday, April 25
Fitness for Freedom
Fitness for Freedom is a fund-raising effort by La Follette School students in conjunction with La Follette’s spring symposium on Modern-Day Slavery. All proceeds will be donated to non-profit organization Free the Slaves. Belly Dance Fitness 10-11 a.m. and YogaFlow 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Dance Fabulous Studio, 401 North Lake Street $15 for one class $20 for both classes.

Wednesday, April 21
Early Retirement: The End of an Era?
Joe Quinn, economics at Boston College, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. 6101 Sewell Social Sciences. 2:30-4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 20
The dynamics of performance management: Governance reform amidst complexity
La Follette School professor Donald Moynihan examines efforts to make the public sector more focused on outcomes through performance measurement techniques. Bureaucrats use the data for different purposes and with different consequences, some unintended. This talk at the Chaos and Complex Systems Seminar will summarize these reforms, their consequences, and the particular factors that affect how public actors use performance data. 12:05 p.m. 4274 Chamberlin.

Tuesday, April 20
Food Subsidies for Child-Care Providers: Correlates of Program Participation and Child Outcomes
Rachel Gordon, University of Illinois, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. 12:20-1:45 p.m. 4308 Sewell Social Sciences Building.

Monday-Tuesday, April 19-20
Family Financial Security: Implications for Policy and Practice
Symposium hosted by the Center for Financial Security at the School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Fluno Center.

Friday, April 16
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Early Detection and Intervention of Alzheimer’s Disease
La Follette School professor David Weimer speaks at the Neuroscience and Public Policy Seminar about Alzheimer's disease, which involves progressive decline in cognitive ability and functional capacity. Cost-benefit analysis suggests net social benefits and Medicaid savings result from early detection and intervention. 4 p.m. 341 Bardeen Medical Laboratories.

Tuesday, April 13
Jeffry Frieden, professor of government at Harvard University. 12:15 p.m. 422 North Hall.

Tuesday, April 13
The Post-Crisis Global Economy: Prospects for Recovery and Reform
Jeffry Frieden, professor of government at Harvard University. 5-6:30 p.m. 1310 Grainger Hall.

Monday, April 12
Federal Health Care Legislation: What Do Wisconsin Policymakers Do Now?
Moderator: David Kindig, emeritus professor of population health dciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Speakers: Joy Johnson Wilson, National Conference of State Legislatures; Andy Webber, National Business Coalition on Health; Kathy Witgert, National Academy for State Health Policy. Responses from: David Newby, president, Wisconsin AFL-CIO; Patricia McManus, president/CEO, Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin; Larry Zanoni, executive director, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin. Evidence-Based Health Policy Project Symposium. 1-4 p.m. Inn on the Park, 22 South Carroll Street.

Wednesday, April 7
La Follette School conference on school vouchers. Pyle Center..

Tuesday, April 6
Mark Hayward, University of Texas, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. 12:20-1:45 p.m. 4308 Sewell Social Sciences Building.

March

Thursday, March 25
Happy Hour
La Follette School students are holding a happy hour at Blue Velvet Lounge, 430 W. Gilman St., starting at 4:30 p.m. Friends, family, faculty and staff are welcome.

Tuesday, March 23
Investing in Girls’ Education: Building Our Future
1983 La Follette School alum Kurt Thurmaier, president of Tanzania Development Support, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, March 11
Professor Isao Kamata speaks at a Agricultural and Applied Economics Department workshop. 4-5 p.m. Bakken-Schaars Room, B30 Taylor Hall.

Wednesday, March 3
Scope of Practice: Who Should Do What to Assure High Quality, Efficient Health Care … And How Can States Decide?
Three speakers will explore the pros and cons of expanding the scope of practice for some skilled health-care professionals, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, dental hygienists, pharmacists, physical therapists and optometrists. The three speakers are Ned Calonge, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and chair of Governor Ritter’s Collaborative Scopes of Care Task Force; Catherine Dower, Center for the Health Professions, University of California, San Francisco; and Cindy Greenlaw Benton, Minnesota Health Occupations Review Program. An Evidence-Based Health Policy Project legislative briefing. 8:30-11 a.m. 412 East, State Capitol.

Tuesday, March 2
Early School Skills and Behaviors: Precursors to Young Adult Crime?
La Follette School faculty affiliate Katherine Magnuson, School of Social Work, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. 12:20-1:45 p.m. 4308 Sewell Social Sciences Building

February

Saturday, February 27
La Follette School Student Association Spring Formal
Guests are encouraged to wear classy clothes to gathering for students, faculty, staff and friends. 6 p.m. Brocach Irish Pub, 7 West Main Street. Buffet meal of shepherd's pie, vegetarian penne pasta, mixed greens salad, and a cheese cake dessert. The $10 ticket does not include the cash bar. At 9 p.m., the gathering will move to the Essen Haus, 514 East Wilson Street. Information:

Thursday, February 25
Accountable Care Organizations: New Model for Health Care Payment and Delivery
Drive. Elliott Fisher of Dartmouth Medical School talks about accountable care organizations, how they will work and whether they can promote quality health care and reduce costs. An Evidence-Based Health Policy Project legislative briefing. 9-10:30 a.m. 412 East, State Capitol.

Tuesday, February 23
How Will We Pay for Higher Education in the Years to Come?
La Follette School professor Andrew Reschovsky joins University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly and Wisconsin Center for the Advancemente of Postsecondary Education director Noel Radomski in a forum. 4 p.m. Memorial Union.

Wednesday, February 17
La Follette School Student Association meeting
Will discuss recent successful fund-raising events, upcoming volunteer and social activities, graduation, and plans for the next month. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Union: Check Today in the Union for room location.

Thursday, February 11
La Follette School Student Association Fund-Raiser and Happy Hour
Five Guys, 517 State Street, will donate 10 percent of a food purchase to LSSA from 5 to 9 p.m. and City Bar at 636 State Street is the site for happy hour starting at 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 9
What Works in Work-First Welfare: Designing and Managing Employment Programs in New York City
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development executive assistant Andy Feldman speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, February 4
La Follette School Reception for Alumni and Friends
4:30 to 7 p.m. Inn on the Park, 22 South Carroll Street.

Tuesday, February 2
Complex families: Some implications of multiple partner fertility for research and policy
La Follette School professor Maria Cancian speaks at Madison Chaos and Complex Systems Seminar: We most often think of families with children as including a mother, father, and their children in common. However, 40 percent of children are now born to unmarried parents, and recent research suggests that more often than not, one or both of these parents will go on to have children with other partners. The complex families that result — with siblings, half siblings and step siblings sharing parents and sometimes living quarters — raise a host of challenges for research and policy. In this seminar Cancian will draw on a series of papers, coauthored with Dan Meyer and other collaborators, to discuss the evolution of complex families and key related policy issues. 12:05 p.m. 4274 Chamberlin.

Tuesday, February 2
Child Wellbeing in Resident Father Families: The Role of Mother-Father and Parent-Child Relationships by Marital and Biological Status
La Follette School faculty affiliate Lonnie Berger speaks at La Follette School Seminar. 12:20-1:45 p.m. 4308 Sewell Social Sciences Building.

2009

December

Tuesday, December 8
Ramona Natera, an attorney with United Migrant Opportunity Services, will speak at the La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Tuesday, December 1
Single Mothers, Minimum Wages and Welfare Participation
Peter Brandon, Broom Professor of Social Demography, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton College, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. 12:15-1:30 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

November

Friday, November 20
La Follette School Open House for Students, Faculty, Faculty Affiliates & Staff
3:30-5 p.m. La Follette School conference room. Sponsored by the La Follette school and the La Follette School Student Association.

Tuesday, November 17
Resource Allocation and Performance Management in Charter Schools of Education Management Organizations: Discussion on Work in Progress
Brown University education professor Ken Wong. Noon. Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 1025 West Johnson St.

Thursday, November 19
Recession and Redistribution: The Economy, Public Policy, and the Poor
Gary Burtless, John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair in Economic Studies, Brookings Institution, speaks at Institute for Research on Poverty seminar. 12:15-1:30 p.m. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.

Wednesday, November 18
La Follette School Happy Hour
Madison-area alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff are all invited. 5-7 p.m. Zanders Capitol Grill, 118 State Street.

Monday, November 16
La Follette School Reception for Alumni and Friends
Brown University education professor Ken Wong will speak on "Rethinking Local School Governance: Tensions and Strategies." Reception: 4-5:30 p.m. Presentation: 5:30. Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 North Broadway.

Monday, November 16
Rethinking Local School Governance: Tensions and Strategies
Brown University education professor Ken Wong. Noon-1 p.m. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. Information:

Friday, November 13
EDGE Project Banquet
Benefit for community development projects in Lingira, Uganda. $30 nonstudents; $20 students. 6:30 p.m. reception. 7:30 p.m. dinner. University Club, 803 State St.

Tuesday, November 10
Increasing Voter Turnout: What Election Policies Work?
La Follette School faculty affiliate Barry Burden will discuss his paper co-authored with political scientists David Canon and Ken Mayer associate director Donald Moynihan at the La Follette School seminar. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room..

Thursday, November 5
La Follette School Reception for Alumni and Friends
Alumni and friends are invited to a reception with La Follette School faculty and staff. 6-7:30 p.m. Meeting room 3015, Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd Street NW, Washington D.C.. An RSVP is appreciated for planning purposes, but not required.

Tuesday, November 3
La Follette School Student Association meeting
LSSA board meeting will focus on upcoming events, the possibility of having a faculty consultant and other student issues. 7 p.m..

October

Saturday, October 31
La Follette School Student Association Halloween Activities
The morning features apple and pumpkin picking at Eplegaarden Orchard, 2273 Fitchburg Road, Fitchburg. Meet at La Follette at 9:30 a.m. to arrive at orchard around 10:15. Potluck dinner and pumpkin-carving contest will be at 6 p.m. at a student's house. Attendees should bring an entree, side, dessert, or beverage of their choosing to share with others..

Wednesday, October 28
Changes in U.S. Hospitalization and Mortality Rates Following Smoking Bans
La Follette School professor Tom DeLeire speaks at a 2:30-4 p.m. 6101 Sewell Social Sciences.

Wednesday, October 28
La Follette School Student Association Happy Hour
Students, faculty, alumni, friends and staff welcome. 4:30-7 p.m. Echo Tap & Grill, 554 W. Main St..

Tuesday, October 27
Reducing Child Support Debt and Its Consequences: Can Forgiveness Benefit All?
Director Carolyn Heinrich speaks at La Follette School seminar. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, October 22
La Follette School Student Association Policy Roundtable
Eric Postel, founder of Pangaea Partners, an international investment banking and consulting company, has worked extensively on public and private international development initiatives. He will discuss the role of international development from the non-governmental organization perspective and explore how federal policy influences NGO decision-making and vice versa. 8:30 a.m. La Follette School conference room.

Monday, October 19
La Follette School Student Association meeting
LSSA board meeting will focus on upcoming events, the possibility of having a faculty consultant and other student issues. 7 -8 p.m. Lakefront on Langdon, Memorial Union.

Friday, October 16
2009 Energy Hub Conference
Conference revolves around the themes of Energy, Economy and Environment, with emphasis on the opportunities and challenges of deploying renewables like wind, solar and biomass on a national scale. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive. La Follette School professor Greg Nemet will moderate a panel discussion on “Balancing the Promise and the Challenge” at 3:15 p.m..

Tuesday, October 13
Intended and Unintended Effects of Performance-Based Contracting in Social Welfare Services and Implications for Performance
Pierre Koning, Delft Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, speaks at the La Follette School Seminar. He will discuss his paper, co-written with La Follette School director Carolyn Heinrich, on the use of performance-based incentives in contracts with Dutch private social welfare providers serving unemployed and disabled workers. They empirically examine cream-skimming and other gaming activities and the impact of these activities on client job placement rates. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room. Information:

Friday, October 9
Smart Regulation: Can New Types of Governance Improve Health?
The symposium will examine how new forms of regulation and governance affect prospects for health systems change and improvement. New governance includes a wide variety of processes but all differ from top-down, command and control style regulation. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 1345 Health Sciences Learning Center.

Thursday, October 8
The Impact of Long-Term Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on Family Obesity
La Follette School professor Thomas DeLeire speaks at Institute for Research on Poverty seminar. 12:15-1:30 p.m. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.

Thursday, October 8
Health Care Quality, Effectiveness, and Value: How Might State of Wisconsin Investments Pay Off?
Legislative briefing features a discussion moderated by Christopher Queram, CEO of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Health Care Quality. Speakers include Julie Bartels, Wisconsin Health Information Organization; La Follette School alum Lisa Ellinger, Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds; and Jonathan Jaffery, chief medical director of Medicaid and BadgerCare programs for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. They will discuss how the State of Wisconsin uses WHIO data to improve quality and efficiency and how these major investments position Wisconsin for the next chapter in health-care reform. The State of Wisconsin is a major direct purchaser of health-care services through Medicaid/BadgerCare and insurance coverage for state employees, giving it enormous leverage to steer the market toward value-based benefit designs and effective service delivery. The state also contributes to the WHIO data warehouse. 8:30-11:30 a.m. 411 South State Capitol. The Evidence-Based Health Policy Project organized the briefing.

Tuesday, October 6
La Follette School Student Association meeting. 7 p.m. Memorial Union.

Monday, October 5
Brownbag Employer Session: Legislative Audit Bureau
La Follette School alumni will talk about internships and full-time positions with the Legislative Audit Bureau. For La Follette School students only. 12:15 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Friday, October 2
La Follette School Student Association Bowling Night
Prices are $3.95 per person per game. Shoe rentals are $3 per person. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Schwoegler's Entertainment Center, 444 Grand Canyon Drive.

September

Wednesday, Sept. 30
La Follette School Student Association Roundtable
Wisconsin Council of Churches director Scott Anderson will lead a discussion on religion in government, touching on faith-based initiatives and social justice services provided by religious communities. He comes from California, where he led a church and several public education initiatives on public health and violence prevention. He has a 1992 master of public policy and administration from California State University Sacramento. 4:30 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Tuesday, Sept. 29
Quality of Schooling and Inequality of Opportunity in Health
Health economist Andrew Jones, professor of economics and related studies at University of York, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Jones' research focuses on the determinants of health, the economics of addiction and socioeconomic inequalities in health and health care. He is co-editor of health economics; research director of the Health, Econometrics and Data Group at the University of York; and a visiting professor at the University of Bergen. 12:15-1:45 p.m. 4308 Sewell Social Sciences. Sponsored by the Center for Demography and Ecology, the Center for Demography of Health and Aging, the La Follette School of Public Affairs, and the RWJ Health & Society Scholars Program.

Monday, Sept. 28
Public Affairs 800 Speaker
Nicole Sisco presents on Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program to Germany and Alfa Fellowship Program to Russia. For La Follette School students only. 5 p.m. 1295 in Grainger Hall.

 

Friday, Sept. 25
Negotiating Religion Internationally
La Follette School alum Tom Loftus, the former ambassador to Norway and special advisor to the director of the World Health Organization, joins Kjell Magne Bondevik, former prime minister of Norway and founder of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights, in a discussion about religion's role in international negotiations. 2-4 p.m. Tripp Commons, Memorial Union. Sponsored by the Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions.

Thursday, Sept. 24
China and the Global Economic Crisis
La Follette School professor Menzie Chinn joins panelist political scientist Edward Friedman, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Nicholas Lardy, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Yao Yang,China Center for Economic Research, Peking University; and Ed Gargan, Asia Bureau Chief, Newsday. 2-4 p.m. Pyle Center.

Thursday, Sept. 24
International Career Paths: From Peace Corps to Venture Capital
Speaker Anthony Carroll, a 1980 alum, has served since 1995 as vice president and managing director of Manchester Trade Ltd., one of Washington, D.C.’s premier international trade and business consulting groups. Clients have included multi-national companies; trade associations; sovereign governments; international financial institutions; bilateral and multilateral development organizations; regional economic organizations; ad-hoc legislative campaigns; non-governmental organizations; foundations; and universities. His area of concentration is Africa with special emphasis on trade; natural resource development; money remittances and health. 3:30-5 p.m. 260 Bascom Hall.

Wednesday, Sept. 23
Family Structure Transitions and Changes in Maternal Resources and Well-being
La Follette School affiliate Katherine Magnuson, Social Work, speaks at a Center for Demography of Health and Aging seminar. 2:30-4 p.m. 6101 Sewell Social Sciences.

Wednesday, Sept. 23
La Follette School Happy Hour for Students, Alumni, Friends, Faculty, Staff
Family, friends, co-workers, partners and other fun people welcome. 4:30-7 p.m. Orpheum Theatre, 216 State Street.

Tuesday, Sept. 22
La Follette School Student Association meeting. 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 17
Education Policy in a Recession: New Investments in Community Colleges
La Follette School affiliates Sara Goldrick-Rab and Douglas N. Harris speak at Institute for Research on Poverty seminar. 12:15-1:30 p.m. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.

Thursday, Sept. 10
The Heterogeneous Effects of Training Incidence and Duration on Labor Market Transitions
Marie Waller, Institute for Economic Research, Department of Applied Econometrics, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany, and Institute for Research on Poverty visiting scholar, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. 12:15-1:30 p.m. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. Co-sponsored by Institute for Research on Poverty.

Tuesday, Sept. 8
La Follette School Student Association meeting. Memorial Union.

Thursday, Sept. 3
Measuring the Effects of Education on Smoking Behavior: Evidence From Twin Data
Pierre Koning, Delft Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, speaks as part of the Institute for Research on Poverty's Visiting Scholar Seminar Series and La Follette School Seminar. Co-sponsored by the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy. 12:15-1:30 p.m. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.

August

Tuesday, August 25-Wednesday, August 26
New student orientation takes place 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Executive Dining Room of Grainger Hall, 975 University Avenue, on Tuesday. Other events take place in the afternoon and evening of both days.

Thursday, August 27-Friday-August 28
Population Health Sciences 50th Anniversary Symposium
Population Health Sciences in Wisconsin and Beyond: Providing Evidence for Clinical Practice and Public Health. Microbial Sciences

July

Thursday, July 16
La Follette School Student Association Outing
LSSA invites faculty and staff to a Mallards baseball game against the Green Bay Bullfrogs. Thursday the 16th is an official bobblehead night, so the first 1,000 fans will receive free bobbleheads. The Working Man's Ticket Special gets you a bleacher seat, two hot dogs, and two beverages (beer or soda) for $10.70. 7:05 p.m. Warner Park on Madison's north side. Meet outside the main ticket office at 6:45 p.m. to purchase tickets. To carpool and to get more information, contact Ian Ritz.

June

Tuesday, June 16
Commercializing University Research: Pressures and Dilemmas
Michael Mintrom, Political Studies, University of Auckland, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

May

Saturday, May 16
La Follette School Graduation Ceremony is at 10 a.m. in the Assembly Chamber of the Wisconsin Capitol. Estimated time is 1 hour and 20 minutes. Reception to follow at The Madison Club, 5 East Wilson Street.

Wednesday, May 13
The La Follette School Student Association will host its first Graduate Student Spelling Bee on Wednesday, May 13, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at State Street Brats. Students and professors from all graduate departments at UW-Madison are invited to compete to win prizes for 1st and 2nd places. Participants will be limited to five per department. Tickets are $5 per person or $3 for participants. Proceeds will fund La Follette student activities such as graduation, policy round tables, and other initiatives.

Wednesday, May 6
Policy Roundtable Discussion: International Security Policy
La Follette School students meet with Professor Jeremi Suri of the History Department at UW to explore the study and development of security policy in foreign affairs, and consider the role that "grand strategy" has played in implementing U.S. policies in the past.   1-2 p.m. La Follette School conference room..

Friday, May 1
Creation of the University of Wisconsin System: Origins and Expectations
Former Temple University president David Adamany gives memorial lecture in honor of Clara Penniman, founder of the Center for the Study of Public Policy and Administration, the precursrsor of the La F. 4:30 p.m. 5120A-B Grainger Hall.

April

Thursday, April 30
Policy Roundtable Discussion: Nonproft Organizations
La Follette School students meet with Jeanan Yasiri, director of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Center for Nonprofits. 9-10 a.m. La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, April 30
Inside Washington: Politics, Media, Law and Policy (And Being Married in the Middle of All Those)
Rita Braver and Robert Barnett speak at a La Follette School of Public Affairs session. Noon-1:30 p.m. 8417 Social Sciences.

Thursday, April 30
The La Follette School Student Association meets at 6:15 p.m. in a location to be determined.

Wednesday, April 29
La Follette School Alumni-Student-Faculty-Staff Happy Hour
As always, feel free to bring, friends, significant others, coworkers, and any cool people who want to get a beer or whatnot after work. 4-7ish p.m. Local Tavern. 102 King St.

Tuesday, April 28
Improving Mortgage Foreclosure Outcomes: Policy Responses and Impacts
Michael Collins, assistant professor of consumer science, School of Human Ecology, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Wednesday, April 22
Policy Roundtable Discussion: Food Policy
Professor Sean Cash from the Department of Consumer Science will help to facilitate a student-centered discussion on the nexus between federal agricultural, food, and nutrition policies. 4 p.m. La Follette School conference room.Background article:

Monday, April 20
Symposium: From Sandbags to Sanity: The Policy Implications of the Midwest Floods of 2008
8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monona Terrace convention center. To register before April 15 deadline, call Bridget Pirsch at 608-265-2658. For information on the conference, contact Terry Shelton, 608-262-3038.

Tuesday, April 14
Coming Clean: Information Disclosure and Environmental Policy
Michael E. Kraft, professor of public and environmental affairs, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, April 9
Policy Roundtable Discussion: Lobbying
La Follette School students meet with Tommy Winkler, assistant administrator, Ethics and Accountability Division, Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, and 2007 alum, will explore lobby in Wisconsin. 9-10 a.m. La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, April 9
Children’s Education and Parents’ Socio-Economic Status: Distinguishing the Impact of Fathers and Mothers
John Micklewright, professor of social sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton United Kingdom and Institute for Research on Poverty visiting scholar, speaks at Institute for Research on Poverty seminar. 12:15-1:30 p.m. 8417 Sewell Social Science Building. Co-sponsored by the La Follette School, with support from the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy.

Wednesday, April 7
Medical Homes and Retail Clinics: Complementary Care or Conceptual Clash?
The Evidenced-Based Health Policy Project presents a breakfast symposium to consider the potential of medical home models and retail-based clinics and their role within Wisconsin's health-care system. The medical home model advocates long-term relationships with doctors as a strategy for addressing episodic care and chronic illnesses. Retail clinics offer treatment for short-term illnesses, unrelated to ongoing and preventive care. Presenters will explore how these two forms of health care might support conflict with the movement toward an accountable health system that improves outcomes and reduces costs. Presenters to include Barbara Starfield, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Lowell Keppel, Wisconsin Academy of Family Physician; and a representative from a retail-based clinic. 9-11 a.m. 412 East State Capitol. Information and to RSVP (by April 3): Ceri Jenkins, (608) 262-6318,. The Evidence-Based Health Policy Project is a collaborative initiative of the Population Health Institute and La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Wisconsin Joint Legislative Council.

Thursday, April 2
Policy Roundtable Discussion: Environmental Policy
La Follette School students meet with Paul Meier, associate scientist with the University of Wisconsin–Madison Energy Institute, who will discuss biodiesel as an alternative energy source. 9-10 a.m. La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, April 2
La Follette School Student Association meets. 6 p.m. 7117 Helen C. White.

March

Tuesday, March 31
Does Charitable Giving for International Development Differ from Giving for Donkey Welfare?
John Micklewright, professor of social statistics and policy analysis, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, March 26
Is Child Support the Problem or Solution?
La Follette School professor Maria Cancian speaks at Institute for Research on Poverty seminar. 12:15-1:30 p.m. 8417 Sewell Social Science Building.

Wednesday, March 25
The Gobal Financial Crisis and Implications for Wisconsin
Menzie Chinn and Mark Copelovitch of the La Follette School join law professor Darian Ibrahim and attorney Sara Jensen of Promega Corp. 2:45-6 p.m. Lubar Commons, Law School.

Tuesday, March 24
Happy Hour
Madison-area alumni invite La Follette School students, faculty and staff to happy hour. Friends and coworkers welcome. 5-7 p.m. Orpheum Bar, 216 State St.

Tuesday, March 24
La Follette School Student Association Fund-Raiser
The restaurant Five Guys on State Street will donate to LSSA 15 percent of each purchase made between 5 and 10 p.m. 517 State St.

Thursday, March 12
The Effects of Home Computers on Educational Outcomes: Evidence from a Field Experiment with Low-Income Community College Students
Robert W. Fairlie, professor of economics, University of California at Santa Cruz, speaks at Institute for Research on Poverty seminar. 12:15-1:30 p.m. 8417 Sewell Social Science Building. Co-sponsored by the La Follette School, with support from the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy.

Tuesday, March 10
Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Robert W. Fairlie, professor of economics, University of California at Santa Cruz, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, March 5
Obama and Antipoverty Policy: What Does the Stimulus Bill Do to Fight Poverty, Educate Citizens, and Improve Public Health?
IRP director Tim Smeeding moderates panel discussion featuring La Follette School affiliate Daniel R. Meyer, professor of social work and Institute for Research on Poverty affiliate, on "Cash and Noncash Transfer Programs"; La Follette School affiliate Sara Goldrick-Rab, assistant professor of education policy studies and sociology and IRP affiliate, on "Aid to Education"; and Pamela Herd, assistant professor of public affairs and sociology and IRP affiliate, on "Health and Health Care Support." Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar. 12:15-1:30 p.m. 8417 Social Science Building.

Tuesday, March 3
Google's Gaps: The Art of Policy Research on the Internet
Evidence-Based Health Policy Project briefing with professors Catherine Arnott Smith, School of Library and Information Studies, and Greg Downey, School of Journalism & Mass Communication and School of Library & Information Studies. Briefing will provide hands-on opportunity for legislators and staff to expand and develop their research skills with the wide array of resources available through the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Using real questions from legislative service agencies and legislators, Smith and Downey will examine the utility of Internet searches. They will discuss how search engines function and how their design may limit search results; how to access the tools available at the university to provide information and research data, specifically for health policy; and how to decide when to use Internet-based search engines versus university resources. 3-4:30 p.m. 400 SE State Capitol. RSVP by February. 26:

February

Thursday, February 26
Relationship between China and the U.S.
La Follette School professor Menzie Chinn and political scientist Edward Friedman speak at the China Economic Forum. 5-6:30 p.m. 1100 Grainger Hall.

Tuesday, February 24
David L. Weimer, professor of public affairs and political science, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, February 19
Accountable Care Organizations: A Path Forward to Quality and Savings
Evidence-Based Health Policy Project Breakfast Briefing with Drive. Elliott Fisher, professor of medicine and community and family medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and director of the Center for Health Policy Research in the Dartmouth Institute for Health Care Policy and Clinical Practice. He will discuss the model of Accountable Care Organizations, which are virtual entities that comprise local health-care delivery systems and the physicians in those systems. He will describe how ACOs might serve as an alternative approach for performance measurement and payment reform. 9-10:30 a.m. 411 South State Capitol.

Thursday, February 19
La Follette School Student Association meets. 6 p.m. 3111 Grainger.

Thursday, February 19
Toward Adversarial Legalism in the European Union? Evidence from Data Privacy Regulation
Francesca Bignami, professor of law, George Washington University, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. 4 p.m. Law School.. Sponsored by the La Follette School and the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy.

Tuesday, February 17
La Follette School Alumni-Student Happy Hour
Students and alumni gather. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Genna’s Lounge, 105 West Main Street.

Thursday, February 12
Public Service Commissioner on Career Opportunities
Lauren Azar, one of three commissioners with the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, will talk with La Follette School students about career opportunities at the commission. Students in the energy analysis program are encouraged to attend. 4 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Saturday, February 7
La Follette School Formal Gala
A spread of appetizers, cheesecake and a cash bar are on tap. Formal attire is encouraged, but certainly not mandatory. Tickets are $10. 6-9 p.m. Brocach Irish Pub, 7 West Main Street.

Thursday, February 5
La Follette School Reception for Alumni and Friends
Alumni and friends of the school are invited to help celebrate the school's 25th anniversary. 4:30-7 p.m. Inn on the Park's Top of the Inn, 22 South Carroll St., Madison.

January

Thursday, January 29
La Follette School Student Association meets. 6 p.m. La Follette School conference room..

Wednesday, January 28
Public Service Fair
Students can learn about and get involved with governmental and nonprofit organizations. They can look for jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities, network with employers, and research companies and careers. Sponsored in part by the La Follette School. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Memorial Union.

Wednesday, January 28
Challenges and Reform Options in Health Care Systems: What Can America Learn From Health Reform Processes?
Claus Wendt, Mannheim University. 1-3 p.m. Health Sciences Learning Center. Sponsored in part by the La Follette School.

Wednesday, January 28
The Economy, Policy and You — Understanding and Best Practices for the Recession
La Follette School professor Don Nichols joins U.S. Bank vice president Terry Grosenheider and other panelists at a Magnet event. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Downtown location to be determined.

Tuesday, January 27
La Follette School Student Association Policy Groups
The student association hosts a discussion about its policy groups and their future. Topics include how to administer breakfast roundtables, general functions, and the
relationship between Policy Groups and LSSA. Come with ideas or just to listen. 6-7 p.m. Memorial Union.

Thursday, January 8
Rx for RNs: Addressing the Nursing Shortage
Janet Allan, dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing, and Judy Warmuth, vice president for workforce development at the Wisconsin Hospital Association, will speak in room 300SE of the Capitol from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The session is sponsored by the Evidence-Based Health Policy Project, a partnership of the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Wisconsin Joint Legislative Council to bridge medicine and health policy, research and practice, and to link academic research in a meaningful way in service to government and the Wisconsin Legislature.

2008

December

Thursday, December 4
The La Follette School Student Association invites students, faculty and staff to happy hour, 4-7 p.m. Orpheum, 216 State St.

Wednesday, December 3
The La Follette Student Association is selling pizza for $3 per slice and two for $5. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Ingraham.

Tuesday, December 2
The La Follette Student Association is selling pizza for $3 per slice and two for $5. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Ingraham.

November

Tuesday, November 25
The La Follette Student Association is selling pizza for $3 per slice and two for $5. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Ingraham.

Tuesday, November 25
Parental Job Loss and Children's Educational Attainment in Black and White Middle-Class Families
Ariel Kalil, associate professor of public policy and director of the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy, University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, November 20
Energy, Environment, Science, and Technology Policy Group
Field trip to the Renew Energy LLC ethanol plant in Jefferson. Meet at 1 p.m. to carpool.

Thursday, November 20
The Global Economic Crisis: The Untold Stories
La Follette School professors Menzie Chinn and Mark Copelovitch are part of a panel that discusses the global economic crisis. 7-9:30 p.m. Morgridge Auditorium, 1100 Grainger Hall.. Sponsored in part by the La Follette School and the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy.

Wednesday, November 19
The La Follette School Student Association meets at 6 p.m. in room 8417 of the Social Sciences building.

Tuesday, November 18
Do Gun Buybacks Save Lives? Evidence from Panel Data
Andrew Leigh, associate professor, Economics Program, Research School of Social Sciences Australian National University, speaks at the La Follette School Seminar. He discusses an analysis that found that Australia's 1997 gun buy-back led to a drop in the firearm suicide rates of close to 80 percent and had no statistically significant effect on non-firearm death rates. Noon. La Follette School conference room. Sponsored by the La Follette School and the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy.

Monday, November 17
Why Should We Care About Top Incomes?
Andrew Leigh, associate professor, Australian National University, will look at international trends in inequality across the 20th century. 4 p.m. Pyle Center. Sponsored by the La Follette School and the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy.

Thursday, November 6
La Follette School Student Public and Non-Profit Management Policy Group
Professor Dennis Dresang talks about his experience and take-aways from working with state government. 9 a.m. La Follette School conference room.

Wednesday, November 5
Question-and-Answer Session about Public Affairs Curriculum
La Follette School Student Association sponsors a student-led session about courses, focus fields, registration, project assistantships, etc. 3-4:30 p.m.8417 Sewell Social Science Building.

October

Thursday, October 30 (rescheduled from October 23)
The Global Financial Crisis: What You Need to Know Now
La Follette School professor Menzie Chinn. Noon-1:15 p.m. Capital Conference Room, 5120AB Grainger Hall.

Wednesday, October 29
The La Follette School Student Association meets at 6 p.m. in room 8417 of the Social Sciences building.

Tuesday, October 28
The Post-Election Agenda for Health Reform
Thomas R. Oliver, associate professor of Population Health Sciences, and associate director for health policy, University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Saturday, October 25
The La Follette School Student Association invites students, faculty and staff to Treinen Farm, near Lodi north of Madison, for picking pumpkins and walking Wisconsin's largest corn maze. 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 16
The La Follette School Student Association invites students, faculty and staff to happy hour. 4:30-7 p.m. The Casbah, 119 E. Main St.

Tuesday, October 14
Connecting Economic Interests and Preferences on Health Care: The Role of Attitudes toward Authority
La Follette School faculty affiliate Katherine Cramer Walsh, associate professor of political science speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Saturday, October 11
The La Follette School Student Association invites students, faculty and staff to a potluck brunch at Blue Mound State Park west of Madison, followed by optional hiking or bicycling. 11 a.m. Meet at La Follette School at 10:30 a.m. to join a carpool. Park fees are $7 per car, $4 per bike.

Wednesday, October 1
La Follette School Student Association meets at 6 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences Building.

September

Tuesday, Sept. 30
Beyond College Access: Improving Degree Completion Among Low-Income and First-Generation Students
Faculty affiliate Sara Goldrick-Rab speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Tuesday, Sept. 23
Health Care and New Governance: The Search for Effective Regulation
Louise G. Trubek, clinical professor of law and senior fellow, Center for World Affairs & the Global Economy (WAGE) speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Wednesday, Sept. 17
La Follette School Student Association meeting
6 p.m. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences Building.

Wednesday, Sept. 10
Perspectives from the Public: How Wisconsinites View UW–Madison
La Follette School affiliate Katherine Cramer Walsh, Department of Political Science, speaks at Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education
Brown Bag. Noon–1 p.m. Harrison Parlor, Lathrop Hall.

Wednesday, Sept. 3
La Follette School Student Association meeting. 5:30-7 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

August

Tuesday-Thursday, August 26-28
New Student Orientation
Dinner is Tuesday, August 26, Memorial Union.

Thursday, August 28
New Student Orientation: Happy Hour
The La Follette School Student Association invites new and continuing students, faculty and staff to happy hour. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Genna’s Lounge, 105 W. Main St.

Thursday, August 28
New Student Orientation: Picnic
The La Follette School Student Association invites new and continuing students, faculty and staff to a potluck picnic. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share, and LSSA will provide plates, napkins, cups, plastic-ware. Family and significant others are welcome. 6 p.m. Vilas Park, 702 S. Randall Ave.

June

Wednesday, June 18
What Does it Mean to be Poor in a Rich Society?
Professor Bob Haveman, John Bascom Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Emeritus, explores poverty in a rich society when he gives the Robert J. Lampman Memorial Lecture. 4:30 p.m. Lee Lounge, Pyle Center. Information: 262-6358.

May

Saturday, May 17
Graduation celebration for La Follette School students.

Wednesday, May 7
La Follette School Student Association meeting. 6 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Tuesday, May 6
Evidence-Based Health Policy Project Briefing
Carolyn Heinrich, La Follette School professor; Richard L. Brown, clinical director, Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles; and Paul Moberg, senior scientist, Population Health Institute, present new research that describes Wisconsin leads the nation in binge drinking and alcohol abuse. Risky and problem drinking is one of the three top public health issues in Wisconsin. Presenters will review the evidence around the incidence and costs of alcohol abuse in Wisconsin; describe prevention and treatment strategies; outline policy implications; and touch on promising approaches to improve substance abuse treatment and health outcomes. 10 a.m.-noon. 411 South State Capitol.

Friday, May 2-Saturday, May 3
Current Account Sustainability in Major Advanced Economies (II)
Two-day conference featuring research from the Current Account Sustainability Collaborative. Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St.

Friday, May 2
Ratcheting Private Standards: New Modes and Mechanisms of Governance in the Forest Sector
Christine Overdevest, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Florida, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. 336 Ingraham. Co-sponsors: Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy, and the Department of Rural Sociology.

Thursday, May 1
Global Imbalances and the U.S. Dollar: Doing Business in the World Economy
Prominent experts from the financial and policy communities will address these and related issues in thought-provoking panel discussions in this half-day program. 11:30 AM-6:00 PM. Fluno Center for Executive Education. More information and registration.

 

April

Wednesday, April 30
Did Improving Public Health Services in England Pay Political Dividends for the Labour Party under Tony Blair?
Gwyn Bevan, professor of management and health care, London School of Economics, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room. Co-sponsored by Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy.

Tuesday, April 29
Health Care Payment Reform and Pay for Performance in Wisconsin: How to Promote System Transformation (and What Not to Do)
This La Follette School symposium features keynote speaker Gwyn Bevan, professor of management science at the London School of Economics. Panelists include Jason Helgerson, medicaid director, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services; Douglas N. Harris, educational policy studies, and Carolyn Heinrich and Donald Moynihan, La Follette School, all at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 1-4:30 p.m. Monona Terrace convention center, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison. Sponsors: La Follette School of Public Affairs, the Evidence-Based Health Policy Project, Population Health Institute, Wisconsin Legislative Council and the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy.

Monday, April 28
Virtue Out of Necessity? Commitment vs. Compliance Approaches to Improving Working Conditions in Global Supply Chains
Richard Locke, Alvin J. Siteman professor of entrepreneurship and professor of political science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. 206 Ingraham.. Co-sponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Wednesday, April 16
La Follette School Student Association
Pizza Sale: $3 a slice. First-year students carry out their first fund-raiser for graduation in 2009.
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.Entry to Social Science, sixth floor off Observatory Drive.

Wednesday, April 16
Closing the Aboriginal–Non-Aboriginal Education Gap in Canada
John Richards, Public Policy Program at Simon Fraser University, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon-1:30 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Friday, April 11
Is There a Right to Food?
Olivier De Schutter, professor of human rights at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium and Global Law Professor at New York University, speaks. He coordinates the European Union Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights and is a member of the European Group of Legal Experts on Discrimination. Sponsor: Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy; co-sponsors: La Follette School, Global Legal Studies Center, Human Rights Initiative and European Union Center of Excellence.

Thursday, April 10
The Fourth Way: Big States, Big Business, and the Evolution of the Earned Income Tax Credit
Pamela Herd, La Follette School of Public Affairs and sociology, speaks at Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar. 12:15-1:30 p.m. 8417 Sewell Social Science Building.

Tuesday, April 8
Happiness After Widowhood: Is It Money or Marriage That Matters?
La Follette School professor Karen Holden speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Friday, April 4
The Giant of Excess: Individual Behavior and Public Health
Julian Le Grand, Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics. 4 p.m. Fluno Center. Sponsored by the La Follette School..

Thursday, April 3-Friday, April 4
Board of Visitors meeting features a career discussion with La Follette School students and members of the advisory board the school shares with the Department of Political Science. Board also hears from University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Letters and Science Associate Dean Sharon Dunwoody and considers directors and committee reports. Fluno Center.

Wednesday, April 2
La Follette School Student Association meeting. 6 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Tuesday, April 1
Upgrading Local Enterprises in Developing Economies: Building Standards and Networks
Paola Perez-Aleman, associate professor of strategy and organization at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. 206 Ingraham. Co-sponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Monday, March 31-Tuesday, April 1
Visit Days for prospective students.

March

Monday, March 31-Tuesday, April 1
Visit Days for prospective students.

Friday, March 28
La Follette School Student Association
Pizza Sale
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.Hallway outside Ingraham Deli..

Tuesday, March 25
Mothers, Men, and Child Protective Services Involvement
La Follette School affiliate Lawrence M. Berger, assistant professor at the School of Social Work and faculty affiliate at Institute for Research on Poverty, speaks at the La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, March 13
Does Community Participation Produce Dividends in Social Investment Fund Projects?
Carolyn Heinrich, La Follette School of Public Affairs, speaks at Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar. 12:15-1:30 p.m. 8417 Sewell Social Science Building.

Thursday, March 6
The Effects of Land Development on Municipal Finance: Theory and Empirics
Urban and Regional Planning assistant professor Kurt Paulsen speaks at the URPL Faculty Seminar. 12:30-1:30 p.m. 208 Old Music Hall.

Thursday, March 6
Madison’s Managers: Public Administration and the Constitution
Laurence E. Lynn Jr., professor emeritus of public management at the University of Chicago. 2 p.m. 313 Pyle Center. Light reception to follow. Sponsored by the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the university Lectures Committee. Co-Sponsored by the Department of Political Science.

Thursday, March 6
Politics, Money, and the American Middle Class
Department of Consumer Science presents a University Lecture by Lois A. Vitt, founding director of the Institute for Socio-Financial Studies. She will discuss the four ingredients necessary to develop a financially thriving middle class: political will, laws and infrastructure, public and consumer financing, and the synchronicity of societal and personal values, and how these ingredients combined to create opportunities for upward mobility during much of the 20th century. 4 p.m. 178 School of Human Ecology. Co-sponsored by: Chadbourne Residential College, the Department of Actuarial Science, Risk Management and Insurance, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Ecology, La Follette School of Public Affairs, Institute for Research on Poverty, and Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

Tuesday, March 4
Further Examination of Volume-Quality Relationships in Health Care: Some Methodological Considerations
La Follette School affiliate John Mullahy, professor of population health sciences and economics, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

February

Friday, February 29
La Follette School Student Association pizza sale. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Ingraham.

Wednesday, February 27
Saving our Future Requires Tough Choices Today
The Fiscal Wake-Up Tour features U.S. Comptroller General David Walker and representatives from the Concord Coalition, the Brookings Institution and the Heritage Foundation. The four speakers are from ideologically different institutions, but they are all committed to creating the political climate necessary to preserve long-term economic stability. The Fiscal Wake-Up Tour challenges Americans to realize the unsustainable nature of current fiscal policy, move toward bipartisan consensus, and make the tough ideological trade-offs that ensure a healthy economic future. Co-sponsored by the La Follette School of Public Affairs; Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE); the Department of Economics; the Department of Finance, Investment, and Banking; College Republicans; College Democrats. 7:30 p.m. Wisconsin Union Theater. Free to all students, faculty, and staff. Tickets available at the Memorial Union box office on February 20. Remaining tickets available to general public starting February 22.

Tuesday, February 26
“Half-Hearted:” Anticorruption Reform in China
Baishun Yuan, visiting scholar at the La Follette School and the Center for East Asian Studies, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. He is vice dean at the School of Politics and Public Administration and executive associate director of the Anticorruption Research Institute, both at Hunan University. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Tuesday, February 26
A Pathway toward Health Care Reform: Exploring Spending, Supply and Health Outcomes
Drive. Elliott Fisher, Dartmouth Medical School, presents at an Evidence-Based Health Policy Project Breakfast Briefing. He describes his research on the documented differences in per-capita Medicare spending across U.S. regions independent of local medical prices or underlying illness levels. Recent studies indicate that regions with higher cost-practice patterns provide lower-quality care and achieve worse health outcomes for Medicare enrollees. 9-10:30 a.m. 300 SE State Capitol.

Thursday, February 21
La Follette School Reception for Alumni and Friends
Hosted by La Follette School Student Association. 5 p.m. Cocoliquot, 225 King Street, Madison.

Thursday, February 21
Does Community Participation Produce Dividends in Social Investment Fund Projects?
Carolyn Heinrich, La Follette School of Public Affairs, speaks at Development Economics Workshop. 4-5 p.m. Bakken-Schaars Room, B30 Taylor Hall.

Tuesday, February 19
Water, Water Everywhere, But Not a Drop to Sell
Terry Anderson, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, will focus on how water markets can work, discuss the importance of clear and transferable water rights, provide evidence of working water markets, and suggest how water markets could be primed to do more, especially in the Great Lakes region. He is a resource economist and executive director of the Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana. His research helped launch the idea of free market environmentalism and prompted public debate about the proper role of government in managing resources. 4 p.m. AT&T Lounge, Pyle Center. Sponsored by the La Follette School of Public Affairs and Sand County Foundation.

Monday, February 18
Political Structure and Exclusionary Zoning: Are Small Suburbs the Big Problem?
William A. Fischel, professor of economics at Dartmouth College. His research focuses on land-use planning, zoning and local control. His publications include The Homevoter Hypothesis, Regulatory Takings and The Economics of Zoning Laws. His lecture is based on a forthcoming work. 7-9 p.m.Grainger Hall. Sponsors: Departments of Urban and Regional Planning, Real Estate and Urban Land Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics, the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the University Lectures Committee.

Monday, February 18
Are China's and India's Growth Miracles Built to Last?
Eswar Prasad, Department of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. 7:30-9 p.m. ATT Lounge, Pyle Center. Sponsors: Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy and La Follette School of Public Affairs. Co-sponsors: Center for International Business Education and Research, Global Studies, Center for South Asia, Center for East Asian Studies, Wisconsin Department of Commerce, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Wednesday, February 13
La Follette School Student Association meeting. 6 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Tuesday, February 12
Do BITs Really Work? Revisiting the Empirical Link between Investment Treaties and Foreign Direct Investment
La Follette School affiliate Jason Webb Yackee, assistant professor of law and political science, speaks at the La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Tuesday, February 5
Coordinating Policies on Climate Change and Air Quality
La Follette School affiliate Tracey Holloway, assistant professor of environmental studies, atmospheric and oceanic sciences, and civil and environmental engineering, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, speaks at the La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Monday, February 4
La Follette Alumni Speed Networking Session
La Follette School of Public Affairs students will pair off with more than 15 alumni from different fields, chat about professional interests for about 10 minutes, and then switch to another alum. This informal setting enables La Follette School students and alumni to meet and chat about careers. It also serves as a starting point for students just beginning the internship or job search process. 5-8 p.m. Union South.

Monday, February 4
Health Care Reform in 2009? The View from Washington, D.C.
U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin speaks at the Department of Population Health Sciences and Population Health Institute Monday Seminar. Noon-1 p.m. 1335 Health Sciences Learning Center.

January 2008

Thursday, January 10
Public Health Preparedness: Progress and Challenges for State Policy
Local and national experts in public health preparedness highlight research findings and initiatives, as well as ongoing policy challenges at an Evidence-Based Health Policy Project breakfast briefing. 9-10:30 a.m. 330 SW State Capitol.

 

December 2007

Tuesday, December 18
La Follette School Department and Executive Committee Meeting
11:45 a.m. La Follette School conference room.

Tuesday, December 11
Class, Race, and Partisan Change in the Postwar South
La Follette School affiliate Byron Shafer, political science, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Monday, December 10
Explaining Import Variety and Quality: The Role of the Income Distribution
David Hummels, professor of economics at the Krannert School of Management, at Purdue University and a faculty research fellow with the National Bureau of Economic Research. He gives a second presentation the same day, 3:45-5:15 p.m 8417 Sewell Social Science.

Monday, December 10
David Hummels speaks at La Follette School Seminar. He is a professor of economics at the Krannert School of Management, at Purdue University and a faculty research fellow with the National Bureau of Economic Research. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, December 6
Information Session: Learn Why Diversity Matters in Public Affairs and about Graduate School Opportunities
Assistant Professor Geoffrey Wallace talks about the Master of Public Affairs degree and Associate Director Menzie Chinn talks about the Master of International Public Affairs degree. Dual degree in law and double degrees in public health, and in urban and regional planning also will be discussed. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, December 6
Social Multiplier Effects of No Child Left Behind
12:15-1:30 p.m. 8417 Sewell Social Science.

Tuesday, December 4
Crisis Management and Network Theory
Donald Moynihan, La Follette School of Public Affairs, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room..

Tuesday, December 4
La Follette School Student Association
All La Follette School students are encouraged to attend the association’s meeting. 6 p.m. La Follette School conference room..

Thursday, November 29
International Potluck
La Follette School Student Association invites students, faculty, staff to an evening of feasting and socializing. 6-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 28
The La Follette School Seminar features James Harrigan. He is research officer and senior economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York; research associate, International Trade and Investment Program, National Bureau of Economic Research; and adjunct professor, Department of Economics, Columbia University. Noon. La Follette School conference room. He also speaks on "Zeros, Quality and Space: Trade Theory and Trade Evidence" at 4 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Science.

Tuesday, November 27
Law-La Follette Dual-Degree Advising Brown Bag
Students enrolled in the dual-degree program in law and public affairs and those thinking about applying can attend this informal brown bag advising session. Noon. Dean's conference room, 5215 Law School.

Tuesday, November 27
Ecological Federalism: A National Grassroots Dialogue on Policies to Meet 21st Century Environmental Needs
La Follette School professor Donald Moynihan gives the opening presentation at the first of 36 public hearings to be held around the United States to gather input on environmental policy and governance for the next U.S. Congress and president. The hearing is part of the Path to Washington, an effort by the Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Performance to convene leaders for an ecologically sustainable America. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Pyle Center.

Tuesday, November 20
La Follette School Department and Executive Committee Meeting
11:45 a.m. La Follette School conference room.

Tuesday, November 20
La Follette School Student Association
All La Follette School students are encouraged to attend the association's meeting. 6 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Wednesday, November 14
Paul Offner Memorial Lecture
Harry Holzer and Peter Edleman will discuss the 2006 book "Reconnecting Disadvantaged Young Men" that they co-authored with longtime policymaker and public intellectual Paul Offner, who died in 2004. This lecture and social event is the first of series to be held annually in Offner's honor. 5 p.m.Pyle Center.

Wednesday, November 14
Beyond Kyoto
This December in Bali, new international talks will be launched to determine the successor of the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change. La Follette School assistant professor Gregory Nemet; Jonathan Patz of Environmental Studies and Population Health Sciences; and Tracey Holloway of Environmental Studies, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and Civil and Environmental Engineering, discuss what is known about environmental governance and how science and politics frame options in a post-Kyoto world. 7-8:30 p.m. 2120 Grainger Hall. Co-sponsored by the La Follette School.

Thursday, November 8
Reception for Alumni and Friends of the La Follette School
6:30-8 p.m., Logan Room, Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd St N.W., Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, November 6
Choose Your Weapon: Trade Policy, Exchange Rates and the Politics of Protection
Mark Copelovitch, La Follette School of Public Affairs, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Tuesday, November 6
La Follette School Student Association
All La Follette School students are encouraged to attend the association's meeting. 6 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

October

Wednsday, October 31
Halloween Social
The La Follette School Student Association invites La Follette School students, faculty, staff and their families to a gathering. 4-7 p.m.

Tuesday, October 30
Can the World's Biggest Borrower Remain the World's Only Superpower?
Brad Setser, fellow at the Geoeconomics Center at the Council on Foreign Relations, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. A prominent person in the business and policy end of international finance, he is a blogger on the Roubini Global Economics Monitor. Noon. 8417 Sewell Social Science.

Monday, October 29
Explaining the 21st Century American Welfare State in the Gilded Age
Timothy Smeeding, a visiting scholar with the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. 4 p.m. 104 Van Hise.

Monday, October 29
Recent Research on Cross-National Issues: Immigration and Old Age Poverty
Timothy Smeeding, a visiting scholar with the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City, speaks at the La Follette School Seminar, noon-1:30 p.m. in the La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, October 25
Is a US Military Strike on Iran Inevitable?
Gary Sick, executive director of Gulf/2000, an international research project on political, economic and security developments in the Persian Gulf, gives lecture sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Middle East Studies Program and co-sponsored in part by the La Follette School of Public Affairs. 8:00 p.m. Morgridge Auditorium, 1100 Grainger Hall.

Thursday, October 25
Perspectives on Health-Care Reform
Steve Brenton, president of the Wisconsin Hospital Association, speaks on "A State-Level View of Health-Care Reform." Professor Thomas DeLeire, La Follette School, responds with "A National Economic Perspective on Health-Care Reform," while political science professor Charles Franklin addresses "The Politics of Health Care." Public discussion begins at 4 p.m. in room 201 of the Fluno Center.

Wednesday, October 24
Environmental Justice, Health and Sustainability: An Urban View
Peggy Shepard, executive director of West Harlem Environmental Action. Co-sponsored by the La Follette School of Public Affairs. 7:30 p.m. 180 Science Hall.

Tuesday, October 23
La Follette School Student Association
All La Follette School students are encouraged to attend the association's meeting. 6 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Tuesday, October 23
La Follette School Student Association Pizza Sale
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sewell Social Science lobby.

Tuesday, October 23
Climate Change & Health: Risks and Opportunities
Jonathan Patz, associate professor of environmental studies and population health sciences, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Tuesday, October 16
La Follette School faculty meeting
11:45 a.m. La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, October 11
Trends in Earnings and Income Variability in the United States
Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar features La Follette School professor Thomas DeLeire. 12:15-1:30 p.m. 8417 Sewell Social Science.

Tuesday, October 9
The Gloves-Off Economy: Problems and Possibilities at the Bottom of the Labor Market
Laura Dresser, Center on Wisconsin Strategy, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Tuesday, October 9
La Follette School Student Association
All La Follette School students are encouraged to attend the association's meeting. 6 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Monday, October 8
A New Face of Aging in Latin America and the Caribbean
Enrique Vega, regional adviser on aging and health for the Pan American Health Organization, addresses the impact of an aging population on health care delivery at the Population Health Monday Seminar. Noon-1 p.m. 1309 Health Sciences Learning Center.

Monday, October 8
The EU Antidiscrimination System as an Experimental Regime
Grainne de Burca, Fordham Law School, speaks as part of the New Governance and the Law Series. Noon-1:30 p.m. Lubar Commons, 7200 Law School.

Sunday, October 7
Barbecue and Bonfire
The La Follette School Student Association invites La Follette School students, faculty, staff and their families to a gathering at Picnic Point. 4-10 p.m.

Wednesday, October 3
Health Care Purchasing & Utilization Decisions: Challenges Facing Consumers and Employers
Judith Hibbard, François de Brantes and Christopher Queram speak at Evidence-Based Health Policy Project Symposium. 1-3 p.m. Room 411 South, State Capitol. The Evidence-Based Health Policy Project is an initiative of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Population Health Institute, the Wisconsin Legislative Council, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Tuesday, October 2
Public Policy, Investment, and Improvements in Wind Power in California

Greg Nemet, La Follette School of Public Affairs, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, Sept. 27
Distinguished Lecture Series
The La Follette School co-sponsors speaker Amy Goodman, the host and executive producer of Democracy Now! and author of the bestseller The Exception to the Rulers. She authored a book with her brother, journalist David Goodman, called Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back. 7:30 p.m. Wisconsin Union Theater.

Tuesday, Sept. 25
La Follette School Student Association
All La Follette School students are encouraged to attend the association's meeting. 6 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Tuesday, Sept. 25
Sustainability Risk Management: Reducing Risks and Building Business Opportunities Using Sustainable Strategies
Dan Anderson, Business School, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Monday, Sept. 24
Experts Speak on the Chinese Currency: Trajectory, Policies, and Strategies for U.S. Business
La Follette School Associate Director Menzie Chinn and US Bank Asian currency specialist Jane Mezera speak at a Center for International Business Education and Research event. 6:30-8 p.m., reception starts at 5:30.Fluno Center.

Tuesday, Sept. 18
La Follette School faculty meeting
11:45 a.m. La Follette School conference room.

Tuesday, Sept. 11
La Follette School executive committee meeting
Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Tuesday, Sept. 4
A Burned Out Light Bulb? The Wisconsin Idea, Public Universities, and the Shaping of Public Policy
Noel Radomski, managing director of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, August 30
La Follette School Student Association Community Service Project and Barbecue
Second-year students get together with incoming student to work on a Madison service project, 1-4 p.m. Students and their families can bring meat or non-meat to grill. 5 p.m.

Monday, August 27-Wednesday, August 29
Orientation for new students

Sunday, August 26
La Follette School Student Association Potluck
Bring family and food to share. 5 p.m.

Thursday, August 9
La Follette School faculty retreat

Sunday, July 29
La Follette School Student Association Day at the Lake
New and continuing students, faculty and staff are invited to a student's family's lake home for a day of sun and picnicking.

Friday, July 13-Tuesday, July 17
Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development

Sunday, June 17-Wednesday, June 20
International Dialogue on Ecological Policy
Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Performance's 10th annual workshop. Monona Terrace convention center, 1 John Nolen Drive.

Tuesday, June 19
Innovative Environmental Governance and Regulation in the European Union: Any Lessons for U.S.?
Workshop brings together experts from the European Commission, national administrations, business, NGOs, and academia to analyze current developments in EU environmental policy, and explore with the audience their implications for the US and other parts of the world. Part of Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Performance's 10th annual workshop. Co-sponsored by the La Follette School of Public Affairs. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monona Terrace convention center, 1 John Nolen Drive.

Friday, June 1
Three Big Things: Policy Evaluation from the Ag/Environmental Front
Michelle Miller, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, speaks at La Follette School brown bag for Wisconsin Department of Administration budget office employees.

Saturday, May 19
Graduation celebration for La Follette School students.

Friday, May 18
Three Big Things: Managing Risk Policy
Vicki Bier, Industrial Engineering, speaks at La Follette School brown bag for Wisconsin Department of Administration budget office employees.

Wednesday, May 16
La Follette School Department and Executive Committee Meeting.
Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Wednesday, May 2
The Emerging Architecture of Experimentalist Governance in the European Union
La Follette School professor Jonathan Zeitlin presents working paper at La Follette School Seminar. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Wednesday, May 2
The Consequences of Differential Undergraduate Tuition Increases at UW-Madison
La Follette School alum Bruce Beck, senior policy and planning analyst for the Office of Academic Planning and Analysis. Noon-1 p.m., 405 Education Building. Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education brown bag forum.

Wednesday, May 2
La Follette School Student Association
Board meeting. 5:35 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Friday, April 27
Three Big Things: Wisconsin's Budget History
Jim Conant, George Mason University, speaks at La Follette School brown bag for Wisconsin Department of Administration budget office employees.

Thursday, April 26
What Makes a Good School Teacher? Evidence from Value-Added Analysis and Implications for Educational Policy
La Follette School alum and University of Wisconsin - Madison educational policy assistant professor Doug Harris discusses his research on teacher quality at a La Follette School Seminar. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Wednesday, April 25
La Follette School assistant professor Pamela Herd, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, April 19
Making Sense of BushGeorge C. Edwards III, member of the La Follette School Board of Visitors and a professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University, discusses his new book, The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush. 4 p.m. 5208 Sewell Social Science Building.

Wednesday, April 18
La Follette School Department and Executive Committee Meeting.
Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Tuesday, April 17
Part I: Climate Policy: What Are Our Options?
La Follette School alum Caroline Garber (class of 1980), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' Bureau of Air Management, delivers the first of a three-part Global Warming Speaker Series that addresses global warming from policy, business and engineering solutions perspectives.  6 p.m. 1651 Mosse Humanities.

Wednesday, April 11
The Future of Our Schools: The Funding Crisis
La Follette School professor Andrew Reschovsky joins Madison school superintendent Art Rainwater and state Rep. Sondy Pope-Roberts on a panel presentation sponsored by the Dane County League of Women Voters. 7-9 p.m. Meriter Retirement Community grand hall, 333 W. Main St., Madison.

Wednesday, April 11
Raj Shukla of The Climate Project will present the slideshow on global climate change popularized by former Vice President Al Gore's Oscar award-winning movie An Inconvenient Truth at the La Follette School Seminar. Shukla is one of about 1,000 people Gore and a renowned team of scientists and environmental educators trained to give this presentation. He is also the husband of first-year La Follette student Tora Frank. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room. 

Wednesday, April 4
La Follette School Student Association
Board meeting. 5:35 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Friday, March 30
Three Big Things: Getting Nano Right
Ken Gentry, lecturer in Biomedical Engineering, speaks at La Follette School brown bag for Wisconsin Department of Administration budget office employees.

Thursday, March 29
Breakfast Briefing: Discussing the HPV Vaccine
Drive. Jon Temte, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Family Medicine, briefs policymakers and others as part of the Evidence-Based Health Policy Project, a collaborative initiative of the Population Health Institute and La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Wisconsin Legislative Council. 9-11 a.m. 400 SE State Capitol.

Wednesday, March 28
Increasing Access to Higher Education: the Role of Tax Policy
La Follette School professor Andrew Reschovsky speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Monday, March 26
Globalization and International Labor Standards
Jean-Franois Trémeaud, executive director, International Labor Organization. Noon-1:30 p.m. 206 Ingraham Hall. Sponsored by: Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Governance Research Circle with support from the Division of International Studies, the International Institute and Global Studies.

Wednesday, March 21
La Follette School Department and Executive Committee Meeting.
Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Friday, March 16
Three Big Things: Wisconsin Immigration Patterns
La Follette School professor Dennis Dresang speaks at La Follette School brown bag for Wisconsin Department of Administration budget office employees.

Thursday, March 15-Friday, March 16
Open house for prospective students.

Wednesday, March 14
Alasdair Roberts, associate professor at Syracuse Universitys Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Roberts addresses 9/11 and the Crisis of Authority in American Government, a preview of a book he is writing about the Bush administrations response to Sept. 11, 2001. His research interests include public sector restructuring and transparency in government. Sponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE). He speaks at the La Follette School Seminar. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Wednesday, March 14
The La Follette School Student Association hosts a graduation fund-raiser on at Genna's Lounge, 105 W. Main St. in Madison, starting at 9 p.m. The group has the upstairs bar reserved and will provide snacks. Drink specials include $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon and $3.50 rail drinks. The requested donation is $7 for students, faculty and staff; and $5 for guests. Information:

Tuesday, March 13
The Effects of Racial Segregation in Schools: Revisiting Old Evidence and a New Analysis of the NCLB Data
La Follette School alum Doug Harris, assistant professor of education and economics, Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison, presents at Institute for Research on Poverty seminar. 12:15-1:30 p.m. Sewell Social Science Building.

Monday, March 12
Tribal Members: A Surprisingly Diverse Group

Elizabeth Arbuckle Wabindato, an assistant professor at Northern Arizona University, addresses how tribal members view their tribal identity. 4 p.m. 6240 Sewell Social Science Building.

Monday, March 12
Wisconsin Governors: Pathways to Power, Roles and Influence
James Conant, George Mason University, presents at a brown bag lecture. Conant has a lengthy and distinguished history working with government, business and education in Wisconsin. He has a doctorate from University of Wisconsin - Madison and has taught at Rutgers University, New York University and the University of Oklahoma. He was a visiting professor at the La Follette School from 1989-91. At George Mason, he has served as director of the master of public administration program and the associate chair for graduate studies in the Department of Public and International Affairs. During the past 15 years, his research on Wisconsin politics and government has been published in a variety of books and academic journals. His 2006 book on Wisconsin is Wisconsin Politics and Government: Americas Laboratory of Democracy, part of a University of Nebraska Press series on the 50 states. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Friday, March 9
Community Justice in Indian Country
11 a.m.: In "Don't Dump on Us," attorney Jennifer Boll details the Oneida Nations efforts to block the deposition of PCB-laden sediment dredged from the Fox River Superfund cleanup into a reservation landfill behind the tribes main casino. 1 p.m.: Attorney and La Follette School alum Becky Webster describes the Oneida Nations campaign to regain ownership of its territory  and outlines the tribes innovative strategies to encourage and assist tribal members in attaining home ownership. 2260 Law School.

Wednesday, March 7
La Follette School Student Association
Board meeting. 5:35 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Wednesday, March 7
Distorted Measures of Employment in Charitable Organizations: Causes, Impact and Remedies
Martin H. David, professor emeritus of economics, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. He discusses improving estimates of the number of workers employed by nonprofit organizations in the United States.  Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Friday, March 2
The Potential of Stem Cells: Public Policy Issues Beyond the Microscope
This half-day symposium will explore the public policy issues related to stem-cell research, including the legal, regulatory and legislative environment that affects how pioneering research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is conducted. How public policy issues related to stem-cell research are addressed will affect other scientific advances. For information or to register:

Thursday, March 1
Situating Changes in Gender and Leadership of Wisconsin's State Agencies
 La Follette School visiting scholar Georgia Duerst-Lahti, professor of political science and faculty member with the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Beloit College, speaks at Women's Studies Research Center colloquium. 12:05 p.m. 105 Ingraham Hall.

Monday, February 26
Breakfast Discussion on the Relationship among Healthcare Spending, the Supply of Health Services, Quality and Outcomes
Elliott Fisher of the Dartmouth Medical School discusses evidence on the causes of differences in spending and quality -- and the implications for policy and practice. He has documented a twofold difference in per-capita Medicare spending across U.S. regions that are independent of local medical prices and underlying illness levels. Recent studies indicate that regions with higher cost practice patterns provide lower quality care and achieve worse health outcomes for Medicare enrollees. 9-10:30 a.m. 400 SE State Capitol. This event is sponsored by the Evidence-Based Health Policy Project, a collaborative initiative of the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and the Wisconsin Legislative Council.

Friday, February 23
Low-Income Student Access at UW-Madison and Beyond: Problems and Solutions
"Introduction and Research Project Overview" by La Follette School Director Barbara Wolfe, 12:15-12:30 p.m. "Variation among Universities in Admitting and Graduating Low-Income Students," by Patrizio Piraino, visiting scholar at the Institute for Research on Poverty, and Matthew Steinberg, graduate assistant at the La Follette School,12:30-1:30 p.m. "The Expected Economic Returns of a UW-Madison Undergraduate Degree," by Robert Haveman, professor with the La Follette School, 1:45-2:45 p.m. Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education forum. 12:15-2:45 p.m. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.

Wednesday, February 21
La Follette School Department and Executive Committee Meeting.
Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Monday, February 19
La Follette School Seminar
Greg Nemet, University of California at Berkeley. Nemet's research is in energy policy, technological change and climate change. His dissertation is on innovation in low-carbon energy technologies and policy options for addressing climate change. The intellectual basis of his research encompasses public policy, economics, management, energy systems and earth science; methods include energy and climate modeling, risk analysis, statistics and econometrics. 4-5 p.m. 140 Science Hall.

Wednesday, February 14
The Role of State Governance in the Adoption of Pharmaceutical Technologies in Substance Abuse Treatment
La Follette School professor Carolyn Heinrich, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Tuesday-Wednesday, February 13-14
La Follette School Student Association Pizza Fund-Raiser
Serving delicious slices of cheese and pepperoni pizza, LSSA offers a great lunch alternative. Pizza is $3 a slice and two for $5. Soda will be $1. 11:30 a.m.-2:20 p.m. Sewell Social Science Building sixth-floor foyer and La Follette School Student Lounge.

Friday, February 9
Thomas Oliver, associate professor and director, MHS program in health policy, Johns Hopkins University, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon-1 p.m. 1420 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, 614 Walnut St.

Thursday, February 8
La Follette School Student Association reception and program for alumni and friends of the school. Inn on the Park. 5-8 p.m. Presentations are at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 7-Thursday, February 8
Education and Educational Research in an Era of Accountability: Insights and Blind Spots
Department of Educational Policy Studies conference begins with keynote address by Richard F. Elmore, Harvard University, at 7 p.m. on February 7. Conference continues with series of presentations from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on February 8, including a 10:15 a.m. talk by La Follette School alum Douglas Harris, an assistant professor of educational policy studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on Reconciling the Short-Term Demands of Accountability with the Long-Term Goals of Education and Research. All events are at the Pyle Center. Information: (608) 262-1760.

Wednesday, February 7
Elizabeth Powers, associate professor of economics and faculty member, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon-1 p.m. 1420 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, 614 Walnut St.

Wednesday , February 7
La Follette School Student Association
Board meeting. 5:35 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Friday, February 2
How Much Choice? Nonlinear Relationships Between the Number of Health Plan Options and the Behavior of Medicare Beneficiaries
Brian Elbel, Yale University School of Public Health, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon-1 p.m. 132 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, 614 Walnut St.

Thursday, February 1
Bilateral Investment Treaties and Foreign Direct Investment: Correlation versus Causation
Emma Aisbett, University of California at Berkeley, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon-1:15 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Wednesday, January 31
Medical Expenditure Burdens: The Impact of Tax Subsidies, Within-Year Expenditure Concentration, and More
Tom Selden, senior economist, Division of Modeling and Simulation, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, speaks at La Follette School Seminar. Noon-1 p.m. 1420 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, 614 Walnut St. 

Friday, January 26
Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for Early Retirees: Impacts on Retirement, Health and Health Care
Erin Strumpf, Harvard University, speaks at La Follette School Seminar Series. Noon-1 p.m. 1420 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, 614 Walnut St. (13th floor).

Wednesday, January 24
Thomas DeLeire, associate professor, Department of Economics, Michigan State University (currently on leave in a position as senior analyst at the Health and Human Resources Division of the Congressional Budget Office, Washington, D.C.), speaks at La Follette School Seminar Series.   Noon-1 p.m. 1420 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, 614 Walnut St. (13th floor).

Wednesday, January 24
Affordable Strategies to Cover the Uninsured: Policy Approaches from Other States
The 24th Wisconsin Family Impact Seminar brings together experts on health insurance and federal law. They will talk about how Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Arizona crafted affordable strategies to cover uninsured people. Invitation only. The seminar is a collaboration of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Human Ecology and University of Wisconsin Extension, and the Evidence-Based Health Policy Project, which is a collaboration between La Follette and the Population Health Institute at the UW-Madison.

Monday , January 22
La Follette School Student Association
Board meeting. 5:35 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Friday, January 19
Do Newer Prescription Drugs Pay for Themselves? Evidence from Long-Term Treatment for Bipolar Disorder
 Yuting Zhang, Harvard University, speaks at La Follette School Seminar Series. Noon-1 p.m. 1420 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, 614 Walnut St. (13th floor).

Wednesday, January 10
New Legislators Orientation
La Follette School professors Donald Nichols, Andrew Reschovsky and Maria Cancian brief newly elected Wisconsin senators and representatives about state policy issues.


2006

Wednesday, December 6
The 'China' Issue in U.S. Macroeconomic Policy
La Follette School professor Menzie Chinn speaks at La Follette School Seminar Series. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Monday , December 4
La Follette School Student Association
Board meeting. 5:35 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Wednesday, November 29
Visiting Institute for Research on Poverty scholar Scott Allard speaks at La Follette School Seminar Series. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Wednesday, November 29
The Popularization of the Telephone in Chicago, 1894-1907
Richard John of University of Illinois-Chicago speaks on the history of the telephone in Chicago and related public policy. This University Lecture is co-sponsored by the La Follette School of Public Affairs, along with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Department of History and the School of Business. 3:30 p.m. 5055 Vilas Hall..

Tuesday, November 28
Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau Information Session
La Follette School alumni Natalie Walleser (class of 2005) and Ben Monty (class of 2003) talk with La Follette School students about their jobs. 4:30 p.m. La Follette School conference room..

Tuesday, November 21
Have a Hand in Stopping Genocide
Mark Hanis, executive director of the Genocide Intervention Network, discusses genocide in Darfur, which has claimed 450,000 lives and has displaced more than 2.5 million people. More than 100 people die each day; 5,000 die every month. Hanis will give an overview of the situation in Darfur and actions taken to stop the genocide, including education, fund-raising, advocacy and divestment. He will end with ways that each audience member can have a hand in stopping genocide. 1-2 p.m. Pyle Center. Sponsors include La Follette School of Public Affairs, La Follette School Student Association, Multicultural Council, Action in Sudan, African Studies Program, UW-Hillel, Associated Students of Madison, Wisconsin Union Directorate Contemporary Issues Committee, UW-Madison Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy, International and Comparative Education Research Group.

Thursday , November 16
La Follette School Student Association
Social Happy Hour. Time, location to be announced.

Wednesday, November 15
La Follette School Department and Executive Committee Meeting.
Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Wednesday, November 15
Practitioner Presentation: Careers in Federal Government
John Wanska from the Government Accountability Office speaks to La Follette School students. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 494 Van Hise. He interviews La Follette School students on Thursday, November 16.

Sunday, November 12-Tuesday, November 14
Getting Nanotechnology Right: Governance Strategies and Policies for Healthy, Green, Socially Valuable Nano
The nature of the nanotechnology industry requires a strong reliance on the involvement of relevant stakeholders in the development and evolution of formal and informal government regulations and industry standards. This seminar brings together representatives from government agencies, the nanotechnology industry, advocacy organizations, individuals and other stakeholders to consider using an innovative range of management systems and accountability mechanisms to create a sustainable and reliable system that assures public health and environmental protection while facilitating the growth of a fledgling, but potentially transformative, industry. Attendees will participate in policy discussions, hands-on nano experiments and a trip to a nanotechnology business. Hosted by the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Friday , November 10
La Follette School Student Association
Social Happy Hour. Time, location to be announced.

Wednesday, November 8
Election 2006 Recap and Analysis
La Follette School professor Dennis Dresang and political science professor Barry Burden speak at La Follette School Seminar Series. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Wednesday, November 8
Are Chinese Local Congresses Agents of Democratization?
Melanie Manion, La Follette School of Public Affairs professor, presents at Center for East Asian Studies Brown Bag Lecture Series. Noon-1:15 p.m. 336 Ingraham Hall.

Monday , November 6
My Life as a Watchdog
Public Affairs writer in residence Walt Bogdanich of the New York Times holds a brown bag with La Follette School students, staff and faculty. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Monday , November 6
La Follette School Student Association
Board meeting. 5:35 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, November 2-Saturday, November 4
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference
Hosted by the La Follette School, this national conference at Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, features the top public policy research gathering. The conference theme is "Tax and Spend: Designing, Implementing, Managing and Evaluating Redistributional Policies." Researchers from around the United States, including members of the La Follette Schools faculty, will present their work. APPAM is one of the nations premier organizations dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis and education. Employees of the State of Wisconsin, including the University of Wisconsin System, who are not giving presentations can attend conference sessions for the discounted fee of $120. Full-time University of Wisconsin-Madison students can do the same for $60. They can register with a valid ID at Monona Terrace during the conference.

La Follette School faculty to present research at conference, October 30, 2006, news story

Schedule of La Follette School faculty presentations at APPAM conference

Wednesday, November 1
Practitioner Presentation
Representatives from the Congressional Budget Office will speak to La Follette School students about governmental budgeting and finance allocations. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 8417 Sewell Social Science Building.

Thursday, October 26
Re-Examining the Structure and Funding of Public Higher Education in Wisconsin
La Follette School professor Andrew Reschovsky responds to a paper presented by Philip A. Trostel from the University of Maine. They will speak at a forum organized by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pyle Center.

Wednesday, October 25
Alternative Approaches to Child Support Policy in the Context of Multiple-Partner Fertility
La Follette School professor Maria Cancian speaks at La Follette School Seminar Series. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Wednesday, October 25
The Impact of the 2006 Elections on Higher Education in Wisconsin
John Witte, La Follette School of Public Affairs, speaks at Wiscape Brown Bag Forum. Noon-1 p.m. 405 Education.

Wednesday, October 25
Theory into Practice: APPAM and the Folks In It
La Follette School Director Barbara Wolfe talks with La Follette School students about the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. The La Follette School hosts APPAM's national research conference November 2-4 at Monona Terrace. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 8417 Sewell Social Science Building.

Thursday , October 19
La Follette School Student Association
Social Happy Hour. Time, location to be announced.

Thursday, October 19
The Autonomy Myth: A Theory of Dependency
Martha Albertson Fineman, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law, Emory Law School, presents. La Follette School professor Joe Soss responds. Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar Series on New Perspectives in Social Policy. 12:15-1:30 p.m. Sewell Social Science Building.

Wednesday, October 18
Practitioner Presentation: Careers with the Federal Government
For La Follette School students. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 8417 Sewell Social Science Building.

Wednesday, October 18
La Follette School Department and Executive Committee Meeting.
Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, October 12
Pandemic Preparedness Conference
Participantswill discuss logistics and supply chain disruptions, the psychological effects of a pandemic, human relations and personnel issues, and sustaining families through a pandemic. Co-sponsored by the La Follette School. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall.

Wednesday, October 11
La Follette School Seminar Series
La Follette School professor Bob Haveman, La Follette School student Matthew Steinberg and Patrizio Piraino discuss "Access to Higher Education: Exploring the Variation Among Universities in the Prevalence of Pell Grant Recipients." Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Wednesday, October 11
Practitioner Presentation: Careers in Wisconsin Public Policy and How to Handle Ethical Challenges in the Workplace
Jennifer Noyes, researcher at the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, speaks to La Follette School students. 5-6 p.m. 8417 Sewell Social Science Building.

Wednesday , October 11
La Follette School Student Association
Social Happy Hour. Time, location to be announced.

Thursday, October 5-Friday, October 6
La Follette School-Department of Political Science Board of Visitors Meeting
Fluno Center.

Wednesday, October 4
La Follette School hosts 10 Bavarian officials for a dialogue on the role that environmental regulations, performance and self-responsibility can play in regulatory agencies, businesses and communities. The group, sponsored by the U.S. State Department, is on a weeklong tour that includes Washington, D.C., and Madison. Other hosts include the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The visit is part of a multi-year innovation agreement on environmental reform signed two years ago by Wisconsin Gov. James Doyle and the free state of Bavaria.

Wednesday, October 4
Practitioner Presentation: Careers with Non-Profit Organizations
Renee Moe, vice president of resource development and marketing for United Way of Dane County, speaks to La Follette School students. 5-6 p.m. 8417 Sewell Social Science Building.

Wednesday, October 4
How Social Experience Gets under the Skin: Neurobiological Approaches to Understanding Children at Risk
Psychology professor Seth Pollak, director of the Child Emotion Research Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, presents at La Follette School Seminar Series. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Monday , October 1
La Follette School Student Association
Board meeting. 5:35 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Friday, Sept. 29
Britain's Perspectives on Climate Change
Britain's ambassador to the United States, Sir David Manning, gives a special lecture sponsored in part by the La Follette School of Public Affairs. 1:30 p.m. Great Hall, Memorial Union.

Wednesday, Sept. 27
Medical Governance: Are We Ready to Prescribe?
At this La Follette School Seminar David Weimer, professor, La Follette School of Public Affairs, discusses his plenary presentation he will give as president of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. The La Follette School hosts the APPAM's national research conference November 2-4 at Monona Terrace. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School conference room.

Wednesday, Sept. 20
La Follette School Department and Executive Committee Meeting
Noon. La Follette School conference room.

Friday, Sept. 15-Sunday, Sept. 17
Environmental Health Network for Chinese Scholars
Sponsored in part by the La Follette School.

Wednesday, Sept. 13
La Follette School Seminar Series
La Follette School Director Barbara Wolfe discusses health economics and the field's contribution to public policy decisions. Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School Conference Room.

Wednesday, Sept. 6
La Follette School Seminar Series
Sholeh Maani, associate professor of economics at the University of Auckland, presents "The Importance of Ability Bias and Leaving School Before the Exam in Analyzing Academic Performance." Noon-1 p.m. La Follette School Conference Room.

Tuesday, August 29-Thursday-August, 30
La Follette School Orientation.

July 7-11
Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development.

May 13
La Follette School graduation celebration. La Follette School of Public Affairs celebrates graduation of 45 students

February 24-26
Senate Scholar program.

February 19-24
Public Affairs Writer in Residence Alexis Simendinger, White House correspondent for the National Journal.

February 16
Speaker Andrew Cherlin discusses "American Marriage in Comparative Perspective" and meets with La Follette students.

February
Wisconsin Women in Government Seminar

February 9
La Follette School hosts U.S. Rep. David Obey. News story: U.S. Rep Dave Obey discusses policy with La Follette faculty, students