Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Events

After a hard-fought battle – including a tie-breaker question – the Elder Belles won the La Follette School Student Association’s (LSSA) first Trivia Night, which raised more than $700 for their graduation celebration and other projects.

Gillian Tett, the U.S. Managing Editor of the Financial Times, and Peter Hall, the Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies at Harvard University, will provide keynote presentations during “Europe in Crisis: The Future of the EU and Trans-Atlantic Relations” at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on Thursday, April 6.

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 Election Research Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs’ 2017 Madison reception for alumni and friends is scheduled for Thursday, February 2 at The Madison Club, 5 East Wilson Street.

Distinguished scholars Ron Haskins, Isabel Sawhill, and C. Eugene Steuerle (MA ’72, MS ’73, PhD ‘75) will discuss Improving Opportunities for Children during the 2016 Paul Offner Lecture on Thursday, November 3.

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.

More than two dozen La Follette School faculty members and faculty affiliates gathered at the Pyle Center on September 29 for introductions and conversation. During the two-hour reception, Director Don Moynihan welcomed five new affiliates and three new faculty members.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is co-sponsoring the public presentation Deescalating the Energy Wars at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 26. Tisha Schuller, strategic advisor to the Stanford Natural Gas Initiative, will tell her story of moving from environmental activist to energy champion.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is hosting a reception for alumni, friends, faculty, students, and staff Thursday, November 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Clyde’s of Gallery Place in Washington, D.C.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs and UW–Madison’s Department of Political Science are partnering with the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) for a series of Real Town Hall events in Wisconsin and Minnesota in preparation for the 2016 presidential election.

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