Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

James Gultry uses the keen policy analysis skills he learned at the La Follette Institute every day as he prepares a contract or agreement between the U.S. Agency for International Development and nongovernmental organizations working in Ghana, Liberia, Benin, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Pakistan, Afghanistan and most recently Ethiopia.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:00

Water privatization in Bolivia to be discussed

Water, community and privatization in Bolivia will be discussed at the La Follette School seminar at noon Tuesday, December 2, in the school’s conference room.

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 00:00

MIPA alum to discuss development work

2008 alum Andria Hayes-Birchler will discuss her work as a senior development policy officer with the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. foreign assistance agency, in a seminar Tuesday, November 11, from noon to 1 p.m. in 225 Ingraham Hall.

Twenty-nine La Follette School students are going to Chicago on Thursday, November 6, for a career development visit that culminates with an alumni reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce in the Wrigley Building, Suite 900, 410 N. Michigan Avenue.

Finding himself in Manila as a regional cooperation specialist with the Asian Development Bank is a bit of a surprise for 2002 alum Shigeaki Kamo.

David Lippiatt, co-founder of WE International, will speak at the La Follette School's Policy After Work Series on Tuesday, October 14, at Brocach, 7 West Main Street, from 5-7 p.m.

Sam Matteson came to policy analysis by way of studying music at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and then transferring to the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point to earn his degree in psychology.

While Megan Humphreys was in Costa Rica with the Peace Corps, she came to realize how many aspects of daily life she took for granted in the United States and that realization brought her to the La Follette School to earn a Master of International Public Affairs degree.

As nations move toward using local systems to manage and operate international development projects, the United States should consider using a standardized risk assessment framework, La Follette School students recommend in an analysis prepared in consultation with the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

1982 alum Daniel Speckhard will become the next president and chief executive officer of Lutheran World Relief in July.

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