Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 00:00

Straka tackles pressures of globalization

Alex Straka wants to help solve the problems rooted in global economic integration. “The pressing issues of today are not just international but global,” the La Follette School student says.

China's grassroots politics is changing — and political scientist Melanie Manion has a front-row seat. The highly accomplished scholar of Chinese politics and the political economy of good governance is completing a book, Information for Autocrats: Representation in Chinese Local Congresses for Cambridge University Press.

While Megan Humphreys was in Costa Rica with the Peace Corps, she came to realize how many aspects of daily life she took for granted in the United States and that realization brought her to the La Follette School to earn a Master of International Public Affairs degree.

Tuesday, 05 August 2014 19:00

School nominates two alumni

The La Follette School has nominated two recent graduates as 2015 Forward under 40 honorees.

As nations move toward using local systems to manage and operate international development projects, the United States should consider using a standardized risk assessment framework, La Follette School students recommend in an analysis prepared in consultation with the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Migration from South Asia bears continued monitoring, La Follette School students advise in a report written for the U.S. Government Office of South Asia Analysis.

Monday, 04 August 2014 00:00

’12 grad to run health clinic in Belize

2012 alum Carly Hood is taking her health policy experience to southern Belize, where she has accepted a position as clinic and public health director at a clinic.

She says good-by to Wisconsin in a post on the Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship blog, where she was a fellow for two years after completing dual master’s degrees in public affairs and public health.

1982 alum Daniel Speckhard will become the next president and chief executive officer of Lutheran World Relief in July.

To help specialists in Nigeria better advise the Ministry of Agriculture about food security, Ulrike Nischan applied what she learned at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Alum Pamela Ritger will speak on Saturday, June 14, as part of an ecological sustainability panel.

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