Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

For situations involving Wisconsin elections and numbers, La Follette School alum Brian Bell is the man to turn to.

Monday, 30 July 2012 00:00

Chase explores law, policy

Stephanie Chase knew she wanted to earn graduate degrees in public policy and law. So she and her father took a road trip that combined visits to major baseball league ballparks and Big 10 universities.

Monday, 18 June 2012 00:00

Kulig applies public affairs skills

With Wisconsin's Senate changing hands in 2010, Steven Kulig needed a new plan after spending three years as a legislative aide. He ended up following advice from a La Follette School alum and applying to the La Follette School.

Students heard about the politics of budgeting from two legislators on April 19 in the La Follette School's public budgeting class.
This spring's public affairs writer in residence, Washington Post science and policy reporter Juliet Eilperin, will be on campus the week of April 22.
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 11:44

Congressional aide to speak at school

Congressional aide Diego Sanchez will give a talk, "Little Punk Staffer On Capitol Hill," at the La Follette School on Thursday, April 12, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the conference room. Bagels and coffee will be served.

For La Follette School alum Kate Battiato, a career is about relationships. Her internships led to paid positions that connected her with mentors and colleagues she met again when she went to work for the Legislature.

First-year student Phil Sletten sees himself at the intersection of politics and public policy, in a position to help policymakers see and understand policy ideas that might otherwise go unexamined.

Thursday, 19 January 2012 06:37

Former county executive to speak Tuesday

Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk will discuss her 30-year career in government at the La Follette School's first seminar for the spring on Tuesday, January 24, from noon to 1 p.m., in 114 Ingraham Hall.

As Mental Health America of Wisconsin's director of public policy, 1990 alum Shel Gross keeps in mind that structural change takes a long time, and success depends on the many people with a stake in the system.

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