Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The La Follette School seminar series gets underway for the semester at noon on Thursday, September 11, with a talk on policy tradeoffs in advanced democracies. Christian Breunig, professor of comparative politics at the University of Konstanz will speak in 422 North Hall.

Tuesday, 05 August 2014 00:00

Zich applies skills to energy sector

When Tyrel Zich graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, he knew he wanted to add a strong quantitative skill set to his foundation of qualitative skills, so he came to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Tuesday, 05 August 2014 00:00

2008 alum running for Delaware auditor

Attorney and 2008 alum Brenda Mayrack is running to become Delaware’s state auditor, with a primary scheduled for September 9.

2011 alum Jon Alfuth is approaching education from two angles: as a geometry teacher and as a policy analyst for elected officials.
A cost-benefit analysis by La Follette School students was mentioned by Wisconsin Government Accountability Board executive director Kevin Kennedy. In an April 13 WKOW televisioin interview, Kennedy said the analysis showed that about $1 million would be saved, mostly at the local level, if the state of Wisconsin established online voter registration. Watch the interview
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 00:00

Van Buren deepens involvement in policymaking

After years of working as an outside observer with peripheral influence, Matt van Buren decided to involve himself more deeply in the policymaking process. The former journalist and political fund-raiser is in his second semester at the La Follette School, exploring public management and nonprofit leadership in addition to the school's core courses in microeconomics and statistics.

Wisconsin as a case study of the complex and dynamic relationships among the state, tribes and the federal government will be discussed in a noon seminar Tuesday, November 12, in the La Follette School conference room. 
Global trends analysis and forecasting will be discussed by a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in a seminar on Monday, November 11, at noon in the La Follette School conference room.
Wisconsin representatives Chris Taylor and Amy Loudenbeck will speak at Policy and a Pint Tuesday, November 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Brocach, 7 West Main Street, on the Capitol Square.
Thursday, 03 October 2013 09:48

Red tape research cited

A guest post in a Washington Post blog cites red tape research by professors Pamela Herd and Donald Moynihan.
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