Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 00:00

Straka tackles pressures of globalization

Alex Straka wants to help solve the problems rooted in global economic integration. “The pressing issues of today are not just international but global,” the La Follette School student says.

La Follette School student Sierra Fischer is promoting strong and safe communities by helping the National Council on Crime and Delinquency calculate how many probation and parole agents, supervisors and support staff are needed at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and predict future workload demand.

With nearly every regulation that crosses Patrick Fuchs' desk at the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President, he uses what he learned in the La Follette School's policy analysis and microeconomics courses.

For Erik Dolson, the best way to address a problem is to consider all the possible solutions. When a career advisor suggested he consider public policy schools, Dolson looked at the La Follette School and other master's programs. "Taking apart problems and fixing them with public policy sounded interesting," Dolson says.

Thursday, 07 February 2013 00:00

Lu values practical training

Jiaqi Lu is confident technical skills in policy analysis will help him find work with an international organization and help him advance reforms underway in China. "I want to learn knowledge and skills about how to solve social issues and do my best to make some contribution to build a better world for everyone," the first-year international public affairs student says.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 10:14

2010 MIPA alum to discuss career, job search

Farha Tahir will Skype in from Washington, D.C., to discuss international jobs with La Follette School students at noon on Tuesday, February 19, in the La Follette School conference room.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 07:40

Accelerated degree program to be discussed

University of Wisconsin–Madison undergraduates can hear about the La Follette School's accelerated program on Thursday, November 15, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the school's conference room.
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 07:29

Information sessions about degrees set

Prospective students can learn about what the La Follette  School offers through several in-person and online information sessions, including the Undergraduate Student Major Fair on October 24.
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 07:22

Information sessions about MIPA, MPA set

Prospective students can learn about what the La Follette School offers through several in-person and online information sessions, including one today, October 16.

Since graduating from the La Follette School in 2010, Allie Bagnall has been researching and analyzing sovereign wealth funds, international banking regulation, international finance, reserve accumulation and balance of payments, and other macroeconomic topics for the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C.

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