Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

GAO paper on military, commercial pilots includes MIPA student's work

GAO paper on military, commercial pilots includes MIPA student's work

La Follette School student Signe Janoska-Bedi contributed to a June 2018 paper about military and commercial pilots published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Janoska-Bedi spent the spring 2018 semester in Washington, DC, as a GAO intern.

A student in the Master of International Public Affairs (MIPA) program, Janoska-Bedi received his bachelor’s degree in political science and classical humanities in 2017. He is a member of the Army ROTC Badger Battalion and the graduate advisor for Sifting and Winnowing: The Wisconsin Undergraduate Journal of Law, Political Science, and Public Policy.

The GAO paper, Collecting Additional Data Could Enhance Pilot Retention Efforts, details national pilot-staffing conditions in the military and commercial industry. Brenda Farrell, director of defense capabilities and management, and Andrew Van Ah, director of physical infrastructure issues, oversaw the writing of the report.

Earlier this year, Janoska-Bedi had articles published in the Harvard College European Review, The Future of EU Security in a Time of Transatlantic Uncertainty, and the Georgetown Public Policy Review, A Case for Security Aid & Subsidies.

In spring 2018, Janoska-Bedi helped organize the Wisconsin Ideas Conference, a student-run academic conference addressing issues in public policy. He also is a former Executive Board member of European Horizons, a global, student-led policy lab that gives young people a voice in shaping the future of Europe and of transatlantic relations, and continues to remain involved in its Madison chapter.