Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Solar energy, an intriguing novelty 15 years ago, has become a substantial global industry, exceeding expectations of even the most optimistic experts. How did this happen? And why did it take so long?

Imagine and Adapt: Possibilities in a Changing World is the theme for the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies’ Earth Day Conference. The daylong event on April 22 will explore the impact of climate change as well as innovative solutions for adapting to this new reality.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is hosting a public presentation by Eric Lipton of the New York Times, who will be at UW–Madison from October 8–11 as the Public Affairs Journalist in Residence for Fall 2018.

In three comprehensive studies, an international consortium of 20 researchers, including the La Follette School’s Greg Nemet and Sophia Rogers, found a major gap in climate change dialogue between science and policy.

Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:57

Travis Shoemaker, MPA

I would like to work on environmental policy or environmental management. To supplement my MPA, I enrolled in the Certificate in Business, Environment, and Social Responsibility Program, which has helped me develop the skills to analyze how businesses incorporate sustainability measures and whether those measures are effective.

The journal Environmental Research Letters (ERL) selected a paper by La Follette School faculty member Greg Nemet and two colleagues as one of the 10 “milestone articles” during the journal’s first 10 years of publication.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 09:03

Energy champion Schuller to discuss Energy Wars

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is co-sponsoring the public presentation Deescalating the Energy Wars at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 26. Tisha Schuller, strategic advisor to the Stanford Natural Gas Initiative, will tell her story of moving from environmental activist to energy champion.

La Follette School Associate Professor Gregory Nemet emphasized the key role of expectations in innovation during a keynote presentation at an international forum on sustainable development in December. 

Meghan Doherty is right where she wants to be a year after graduating from the La Follette School: working on natural resource management and environmental policy in an international context.

Nick Lardinois’ love of nature and numbers led him to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

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