Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Friday, 21 March 2014 00:00

Maxim helps countries fight pandemics

Alum Corina Maxim's job as a program officer with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a study in contrasts.

To help make a retreat center in Uganda sustainable, La Follette School students advised the Global Livingston Institute to establish an Internet café and to switch the center's electricity source from a diesel generator to solar panels.

Growing up in a working class Milwaukee neighborhood and getting bused to a wealthy suburb for school primed La Follette School student Caroline McCormack for pursuing a career in housing and community development.

Tahira Chaudary is investing in her own education with an eye toward someday helping people in Pakistan develop their own human capital.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 00:00

Toniolo helps strengthen communities

Maria Toniolo is broadening her expertise in international trade, finance and economic development through the La Follette School's Master of International Public Affairs degree program.

The opportunity to choose classes and explore possible career paths prompted Diana Rosales Mitte to change her study-abroad semester into a three-year stay — and then to pursue a Master of International Public Affairs.

2010 Master of International Public Affairs alum Farha Tahir met with students to discuss careers, informational interviews and other job search strategies.
Thursday, 01 August 2013 05:31

Alum's company to build new headquarters

A Wisconsin company whose president has a 2006 MPA from the La Follette School has announced plans to relocate its headquarters.

A nongovernmental organization offering development assistance in northern Rwanda and southwestern Uganda has some new ideas for how to expand its services, thanks to recommendations from a group of La Follette School students.

A workshop report by students in the international public affairs program won the Marykathryn Kubat Award given by the American Association for Budget and Program Analysis on July 10.
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