Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

La Follette professor Susan Yackee and MPA student Sam Matteson got a firsthand look at the process of building a public university from scratch during a weeklong trip to Kazakhstan in October.

Twenty-nine La Follette School students are going to Chicago on Thursday, November 6, for a career development visit that culminates with an alumni reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce in the Wrigley Building, Suite 900, 410 N. Michigan Avenue.

Finding himself in Manila as a regional cooperation specialist with the Asian Development Bank is a bit of a surprise for 2002 alum Shigeaki Kamo.

Alisha Bower has a plan that will take her to Latin America and then bring her home to the United States, ultimately to run a farm. "I want to work in international agriculture development," the first-year student says, "then I will return to the U.S., put down roots and work on sustainable agriculture issues, eventually transitioning into farming myself."

David Lippiatt, co-founder of WE International, will speak at the La Follette School's Policy After Work Series on Tuesday, October 14, at Brocach, 7 West Main Street, from 5-7 p.m.

The La Follette School Student Association is launching a penny war on Tuesday, October 14, to raise money for Doctors without Borders through the university's Partners in Giving campaign.

After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in eastern Ukraine, Christopher Russell came to recognize Americans should strive to protect and improve the U.S. justice system. "I realized during my travels that our country's rule of law, while far from perfect, is a unique and very important characteristic," the La Follette School student says.

Public organizations and state-owned enterprises in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Middle East will be discussed at a seminar Tuesday, September 23, at noon in the La Follette School conference room.

Colorado’s new Marijuana Enforcement Division has a sustainable and predictable financing plan thanks to La Follette School alum Dorinda Floyd.

Sam Matteson came to policy analysis by way of studying music at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and then transferring to the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point to earn his degree in psychology.

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