Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

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This summer, 21 women from around the state of participated in the 16th leadership training seminar sponsored by Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) and the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Public Management Research Association (PMRA) members have elected La Follette School Professor Susan Webb Yackee to the organization's Board of Directors. Yackee will begin her four-year term following the PMRA Conference from June 8 to 10 at American University, Washington, D.C.

La Follette School Professor Susan Webb Yackee and Christine Palus of Villanova University have won the Beryl Radin Award from the Public Management Research Association for Best Article in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART) published during 2016.

Projects on public management reform, regulatory review and policy change, the effect of policy on solar-electricity cost, and the intersection of genetics, human behavior, and social policy have received funding from the Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

An overflow audience of more than 280 people asked a wide range of questions about the 2016 presidential election during a panel discussion November 15 sponsored by the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Elections Research Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

More than 60 people attended each of four recent Town Hall meetings on key election issues with University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty members. The meetings in Appleton, Madison, Milwaukee, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, were sponsored by UW–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs and Department of Political Science along with the Wisconsin Alumni Association.

Former Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle and 11 La Follette School students chatted about the upcoming election and a wide range of policy issues October 27 during an informal gathering at Union South.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison awarded funding for five projects through the Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition. Earlier this year, former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl pledged $300,000 annually for five years to support nonpartisan research that informs critical public policy and governance debates and advances evidence-based decision-making.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs and UW–Madison’s Department of Political Science are partnering with the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) for a series of Real Town Hall events in Wisconsin and Minnesota in preparation for the 2016 presidential election.

September 12, 2016

Jordan Krieger, MPA

I hope to use the analytical and management skills I learn at La Follette to fight for opportunity and economic mobility.

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