Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Leadership

The La Follette School of Public Affairs welcomes the creation of the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Since its creation in 1983, the La Follette School has blended nonpartisan rigor in scholarship with a direct application of the Wisconsin Idea in practice.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs and the University of Wisconsin–Madison welcomed 37 legislators from 11 states and three Canadian provinces for the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD) in August. 

La Follette School sociologist Pamela Herd has been appointed to a National Academy of Sciences committee.

La Follette School of Public Affairs alum Peter Tempelis is Wisconsin’s 2015 Assistant District Attorney of the year.

La Follette School professor Pamela Herd has been named to serve on the National Institutes of Health’s Social Sciences and Population Studies Study Section.

Student Sara Eskrich won a seat on the Madison Common Council in the April 7 election.

The first project for which alum Danielle Giese was the analyst in charge hit home: Her father administered a grassroots community program that is funded by the U.S. Office of Community Services.

La Follette School economist Jason Fletcher has been elected to the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management's Policy Council, the organization's governing body.

The opportunity to study nonprofit leadership brought Shiyao Cao to the La Follette School of Public Affairs. "When I was researching graduate schools, not many provided classes in nonprofit management," the second-year student says. "The La Follette School's Master of Public Affairs degree program lets me customize my classes to fit my interests."

The La Follette School Student Association is running a food drive through Second Harvest's Share Your Holidays campaign through Tuesday, December 2.

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