Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Tasked with analyzing a service to monitor media and to manage and track contacts for the U.S. Department of Energy, alum Shane Spencer drew on the public management skills she learned at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

A journalist's perspective on the presidential election will be the focus of the next Policy and a Pint, on Wednesday, November 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Brocach, 7 West Main Street in Madison.

Second-year student Tawsif Anam shared information with Wisconsin lawmakers about federal regulations related to the treatment of vulnerable adults diagnosed with dementia.

Attempts to improve the performance of federal programs haven't been as effective as they could be, according to a Brookings Institution report conducted by Donald Moynihan and Stéphane Lavertu.
Monday, 17 September 2012 00:00

Miller tackles bureaucratic entanglements

Bryan Miller wants to weed out inefficiencies. "Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs, I found the deeply embedded bureaucracy made local policy innovation difficult — even though individual regional facilities were relatively efficient," the second-year student says. "I want to make program and policy improvements on a bigger scale."

Students Ryan Eisner and Bryan Miller will describe their summer internships with the Government Accountability Office on Wednesday, October 10, from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. in the La Follette School conference room.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 09:30

Students plan meals, chance to watch debates

Students can enjoy potluck meals while watching the four presidential and vice presidential debates in October.
Two students who won a U.S. Department of Energy competition will explain their proposal about how to make solar energy more affordable on Tuesday, September 4, from noon to 1 p.m. in 6201 Microbial Sciences.
Two La Follette School students won the U.S. Department of Energy portion of the Startup America Policy Challenge with their proposal about how to make solar energy more affordable.

At the International Trade Administration, Julius Svoboda works to give U.S. oil and gas companies better access to foreign markets.

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