Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Lisa Ellinger is administrator for the Division of Insurance Services of the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds.

Allowing people to cast ballots ahead of Election Day often results in lower turnout, even though states are putting in place election procedures that allow for early voting, according to research by public affairs scholar Donald Moynihan and three La Follette School faculty affiliates.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009 06:04

Political scientist to discuss early voting

La Follette School faculty affiliate Barry Burden discusses the effects of early voting in the 2008 presidential election at the La Follette School Seminar today, November 10, at noon in the conference room.
TIME's Mark Halperin might be the prototype for a journalist of the future: He pulls together coverage on breaking stories while providing a quick judgment of his own on the Web and on television. He speaks Wednesday, November 4, at 4:30 p.m. at the Pyle Center.

La Follette School student Emma Hynes is one of 100 women in Milwaukee October 23-24 learning the nuts and bolts of running for elected office through a training offered by the White House Project, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to advance a diverse, critical mass of women into leadership positions.

1999 grad Tim Casper is the new executive assistant the Wisconsin's Department of Administration.

Alum Lisa Ellinger will participate in a legislative briefing on the use of health-care data to improve efficiency and quality of health care in Wisconsin. The briefing, "Health Care Quality, Effectiveness, and Value: How Might State of Wisconsin Investments Pay Off?," is Thursday, October 8, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in room 411 South of the State Capitol.

La Follette School grad Tom Loftus, the former ambassador to Norway and special advisor to the director of the World Health Organization, joins Kjell Magne Bondevik, former prime minister of Norway and founder of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights, in a discussion about religion's role in international negotiations.
Friday, 25 September 2009 11:55

Yackee offers course on interest groups

A new course on interest groups and their role in American government is offered this fall by La Follette School professor Susan Yackee.
1999 La Follette School alum Carrie Templeton is the new executive assistant at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. She oversees key activities and is a top adviser to Secretary Rick Raemisch, Deputy Secretary Ismael Ozanne and Governor Jim Doyle on legislative and policy matters.
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