Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Expanded tax credits and food assistance programs helped to shield Wisconsin's poorest residents from the worst effects of the recession, the third Wisconsin Poverty Report shows.
A paper by public affairs professors Donald Moynihan and Pamela Herd has won the Wilder School Award for Scholarship in Social Equity and Public Policy Analysis.
Monday, 31 January 2011 07:57

Herd joins General Social Survey board

La Follette School sociologist Pamela Herd has been appointed to the Board of Overseers for the General Social Survey, along-running omnibus survey of the U.S. adult population funded by the National Science Foundation.

Academic debate in the classroom wasn't quite enough, Lara Rosen found, a discovery that eventually led her to enroll at the La Follette School of Public Affairs to study social and urban policy at the state and local levels.

La Follette School student Jen Winter spent much of her summer going to meetings and trying to schedule meetings. As an intern with the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, she gained an up-close introduction to the U.S. State Department, the European Union and the life of a foreign service officer.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010 06:51

Health economist to discuss insurance

Health insurance levels and trends of inequality is the topic of the next La Follette School seminar. Kosali Simon, a professor with the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, will present at noon on Tuesday, November 30, in the La Follette School conference room.
Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

Zamastil matches volunteers to task at hand

Making the best match for volunteers and the tasks they do is alum Kim Zamastil's secret ingredient for keeping thousands of people engaged in community service at St. Patrick Center, Missouri's largest provider of services to homeless people.

Professor Pamela Herd appeared on Wisconsin Public Television's "Here and Now" in honor of Social Security's 75th anniversary.

A desire to fight poverty by improving public policy brings Hope Harvey to the La Follette School. She finds that the Master of Public Affairs program is teaching her the quantitative methods she needs to strengthen her understanding of the theoretical aspects of poverty and policies formed to alleviate it.

La Follette School faculty share their expertise in many ways and in many places throughout the school year and during the summer. Here is a sampling of their activities:
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