Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: International

David Rank, the former acting U.S. ambassador to China, will discuss and answer questions about his experiences in government, his decision to resign, and the current state of the U.S. State Department on Friday, July 14 at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is coordinating a day at the State Capitol for 25 young African leaders visiting the University of Wisconsin–Madison for six weeks as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship.

Keynote speakers Peter Hall of Harvard University and Gillian Tett of the Financial Times offered insights into the future of European integration and the political climate in the United States and abroad at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on April 6.

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.

In one of his first contributions on EconoFact, La Follette School Professor Menzie Chinn discussed President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexican border. Chinn, one of the United States’ leading experts on currency exchange rates, also is co-author of the widely praised Econbrowser blog.

There is no policy school in the Midwest that offers more rigorous quantitative classes than the La Follette School. 

La Follette School Director Don Moynihan on February 1 gave a presentation about his book Toward Next-Generation Performance Budgeting, to a group of World Bank Group officials in Washington, D.C.

Mark Copelovitch of UW-Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs received a 2017 Vilas Associates Award for his project How Do International Economic Shocks Influence Domestic Politics?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published several papers written by Alisha Bower (MPA ’16) while she was an international agriculture intern in Lima, Peru. The papers focus on biotechnology, climate change, and trade issues related to Peru’s agricultural industries as the country’s new president – Pedro Pablo Kuczynski – assumed office.

Curiosity and persistence have paved Sean Bray’s path from hockey player to aspiring European Union policy maker.

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