Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Ten years after graduating from the La Follette School, Joe Thompson finds himself in a high-risk position.For the U.S. Government Accountability Office's Natural Resources and Environment Team, the senior analyst identifies how climate change threatens federal infrastructure and programs.

Based on the number of business cards swapped, hands shaken and questions asked, the first "La Follette in D.C." program was an outstanding success in bringing students to the U.S. capital to meet alumni and employers.

Lindsay Read's career has been just the right blend of domestic and international, letting her explore how U.S. public policies affect people from other countries and how other nations approach their domestic programs.

The opportunities to learn quantitative skills in an international context and to study Thai brought Ryan Hohler to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

La Follette School professor J. Michael Collins was a featured speaker at a field hearing of the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission on "Starting Early: Youth and Post-Secondary Financial Education" on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus September 25.

Amanda Wilmarth wants to improve U.S. relations with China and ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula, so 10 years after completing her bachelor's degree in international relations and East Asian studies, she is back at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, pursuing a Master of International Public Affairs degree.

From drug recalls to the amount of arsenic allowed in foods, the rules issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have a widespread effect on health and the economy. How public participation helps shape those rules will be better understood, thanks to a $500,000 grant awarded to political scientist Susan Webb Yackee.
The U.S. secretary of health's visit to Kenya went smoothly thanks to La Follette School alum Dave Baden.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:04

Journal honors Moynihan

Professor Donald Moynihan has won the Haldane prize for one of the best articles published in 2012 by the journal Public Administration.
Professor emeritus Karen Holden comments on policy changes for secure retirements on a web site published by a credit card company.
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