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.

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.

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.

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.

Corey Palmer-Rehorst has a pretty good idea of what the world will look like in 2025. As an associate consultant at Euromonitor International in Chicago, the 2008 alum was the global manager of a project that looked at how different government and business actions could contribute or hinder the pace and breadth of technological and economic advancement.

Friday, 21 March 2014 00:00

Maxim helps countries fight pandemics

Alum Corina Maxim's job as a program officer with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a study in contrasts.

Tahira Chaudary is investing in her own education with an eye toward someday helping people in Pakistan develop their own human capital.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 00:00

Toniolo helps strengthen communities

Maria Toniolo is broadening her expertise in international trade, finance and economic development through the La Follette School's Master of International Public Affairs degree program.

2010 Master of International Public Affairs alum Farha Tahir met with students to discuss careers, informational interviews and other job search strategies.
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.
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