Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Thursday, March 6, 2014

Alum to share experiences with microfinance in Haiti

The role of microloans in Haiti will be discussed by 1995 alum Tom Eggert at the La Follette School's Policy and a Pint on Tuesday, March 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Brocach, 7 West Main Street.

Eggert 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. Eggert will discuss the potential to help the developing world by using the power of the private sector and helping people with microloans.

The La Follette School's after-work speaker and networking series, Policy and a Pint offers a spread of tasty appetizers, interesting speakers, lively conversation and low-key network building.

The last spring Policy and a Pint features John Maycroft, a graduate of Rutgers' Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, on Wednesday, April 16., He 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. He will speak 5-7 p.m. at Brocach, 7 West Main Street.