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Keenan to offer insights as Obama speechwriter

September 20, 2017
Cody Keenan, a speechwriter for President Barack Obama for more than a decade, will discuss Bending the Arc: A Career of Purpose and Life in the White House on Friday, September 29. Keenan also serves as Obama’s collaborator on the former president’s upcoming book.

Moynihan to give keynote; performance management study published

September 19, 2017
La Follette School Director and Professor Don Moynihan will give a keynote presentation at the 10th annual Public Performance Conference in Boston on September 29. He also recently published a paper on public-sector performance measurement.

Alumnus Frerick seeking U.S. House seat in Iowa

September 18, 2017
A paper about the corporate tax base co-authored by Austin Frerick (MPA ’14) inspired the Iowa native to delve deeper into the issue of economic concentration in the United States. Further research prompted a return to his home state, where he launched a campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives this summer.

Alumnus seeks to empower financially vulnerable populations

September 15, 2017
As incubator director of the Filene Research Institute, Adam Lee (MPA ’08) is organizing a free community event in Madison on October 2 featuring author Lisa Servon. Lee joined Filene in May 2016 and leads the Reaching Minority Households project.