Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

"Policy and a Pint," the La Follette School of Public Affairs after-work speaker and networking series, is set to kick off Thursday, September 13, at Brocach, 7 West Main Street in Madison, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 06:01

Moynihan wins national book award

Management expert Donald Moynihan has won an award from the American Political Science Association in recognition of the significant impact his 2008 book has had on public administration scholarship since its publication.

For Emily Ley, every experience builds on another. The study of ethics and religion led her to nonprofit leadership, which, in turn, eventually brought her to the La Follette School to gain skills in management and program analysis.

Contributions from alumni and friends of the La Follette School are helping two students focus their public affairs careers on energy analysis and health-care management.
How public and private schools in Denmark use performance management is the topic of a La Follette School seminar at noon on Tuesday, April 17, in the school conference room.

After college, Nate Inglis Steinfeld spent two years watching dedicated public servants within the complex world of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington, D.C. Eventually he decided he needed more education to pressure the system to aid communities, and so he enrolled at the La Follette School.

Ben Williams is finding new perspectives on problem-solving as he pursues a Master of Public Affairs degree at the La Follette School as part of his transition from the private sector into nonprofit management and community development.

A program to explore how management and labor can work better together for their mutual benefit will be Thursday, January 26, from 5-7:30 p.m. in Varsity Hall at Union South, 1308 West Dayton St. It honors University of Wisconsin-Madison economist John R. Commons.
From regionalizing services to moving a baseball field to briefing the mayor on the 1872 mining act, alum Susan Parker has become an expert on many issues as the town manager of Crested Butte, Colorado.
Thursday, 20 October 2011 10:18

Stanchfield stewards pensions

As executive director of the District of Columbia Retirement Board, Eric Stanchfield, a 1982 alum, oversees the investment of pension assets and the administration of pension benefits. The District of Columbia Retirement Board is a public pension agency with assets of approximately $4 billion serving police officers, firefighters and teachers.
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