Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Writer in Residence

Instead of making flashcards of political theories for my Policy Making Process midterm, I spent an hour listening to Sarah Stillman describe how she investigates stories of immigrants whose experiences can only leave deep questions about the efficacy of the policies that shape them. Certainly, her stories must have resonated with my classmates who soon were tested on how well they understood the ways that narratives shape policy discussion and implementation.

Matthew Yglesias, a founder of Vox.com, will join two La Follette School faculty members for the discussion “Trump as Policymaker: A First-Year Report Card” on Monday, March 19.

Sarah Kliff, one of the country’s leading health policy journalists, will share her insights on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what repeal of the law will mean for millions of people who rely on it for health insurance coverage at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 29 at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Sarah Stillman, a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2013, will discuss her current work during the fall 2017 Public Affairs Writer in Residence presentation, Crimmigration: Criminal Justice and Immigration in the U.S.

Former radio talk show host Charlie Sykes will discuss his upcoming book and much more during Conservatism in the Age of Trump on Monday, September 18 at UW-Madison's Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard Street.

New York Times reporter Yamiche Alcindor frequently writes about inequality, race, and incarceration. Most recently, she has focused on the consequences of incarceration on the communities left behind as well as “the stereotypical way that we look at who’s to blame that these families are this way.”

New York Times reporter and videographer Yamiche Alcindor, UW–Madison’s Spring 2017 Public Affairs Writer in Residence, will participate in a panel discussion on criminal justice Tuesday, February 21 at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street.

An overflow audience of more than 280 people asked a wide range of questions about the 2016 presidential election during a panel discussion November 15 sponsored by the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Elections Research Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

After a lengthy and highly contentious campaign, the United States will elect its 45th president on November 8. The following week, Dave Weigel – a political reporter for The Washington Post – will be at the University of Wisconsin–Madison as the Public Affairs Writer in Residence.

Several visiting scholars will join La Follette School faculty members as presenters during the fall 2016 Seminar Series. Participants engage in discussion of a range of public policy issues during the seminars – generally on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon at the La Follette School, 1225 Observatory Drive.

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