Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

After Rosina Estol-Peixoto started working at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., she saw how her research influenced public policy in Central American countries. Now she is pursuing a Master of International Public Affairs at the La Follette School.

Alum Katie Croake helps strengthen and expand democracy in the Middle East and North Africa as a program manager with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.

Wednesday, 09 February 2011 00:00

Jones looks to food policy to sustain communities

Wherever life takes Erika Jones, she intends to always be involved in public service. Her training and experiences through the La Follette School are helping her advance her career interests in fostering stronger communities and public policy that supports sustainable agriculture.

Having moved to Vietnam to teach English, Carly Hood kept finding she wanted to do more. She eventually enrolled at the La Follette School.

The process of engaging people is far more important than the end result, believes Colin Christopher, a first-year international public affairs student.

The EDGE Project, a student-run sustainable development organization based out of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, hosts its second annual banquet on Friday, November 12. All proceeds go toward EDGE's community development projects in Lingira, Uganda.

The secret to greater government efficiency is program evaluation and performance management, believes Kristina Krull, whose interests have broadened during her three semesters at the La Follette School.

A little gender analysis mixed with hip-hop and rap music can go a long way in making the world more peaceful. Again and again, La Follette School alum Kristen Rasmussen sees how understanding the different roles Cambodian men and women can play in village life can translate into fewer villagers being killed or maimed by landmines.
Datuk Jaafar Bin Abu Bakar came to the University of Wisconsin–Madison halfway through his career as a government servant, starting as a land administrator in with the Malaysia's Federal Land Development Authority and later joining Malaysia's civil service.

Kristen Rasmussen knew securing a job with an international non-governmental organization would be a challenge, even with her Master of International Public Affairs from the La Follette School. So when she moved to Cambodia after graduating in 2003, she focused on freelance consulting jobs to gain experience.

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