Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Politics

Political scientist Nils Ringe will discuss his research on legislative member organizations' function in the legislative process at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, in the La Follette School conference room.

Emily Plagman is using her organizational skills to help build a comprehensive, sustainable energy efficiency retrofit program for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings in the greater Chicago metropolitan area.

The role of the International Monetary Fund in managing the many crises that have accompanied the growth and increasing complexity of the world's financial markets is the subject of a timely new book by La Follette School professor Mark Copelovitch.

To help women from the Middle East learn more about democratic institutions, 2003 grad Katie Croake brought a delegation to Madison to meet women involved in Wisconsin politics.

1999 alum Tim Casper is the new deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.

Lisa Ellinger is administrator for the Division of Insurance Services of the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds.

Allowing people to cast ballots ahead of Election Day often results in lower turnout, even though states are putting in place election procedures that allow for early voting, according to research by public affairs scholar Donald Moynihan and three La Follette School faculty affiliates.
La Follette School faculty affiliate Barry Burden discusses the effects of early voting in the 2008 presidential election at the La Follette School Seminar today, November 10, at noon in the conference room.
TIME's Mark Halperin might be the prototype for a journalist of the future: He pulls together coverage on breaking stories while providing a quick judgment of his own on the Web and on television. He speaks Wednesday, November 4, at 4:30 p.m. at the Pyle Center.

La Follette School student Emma Hynes is one of 100 women in Milwaukee October 23-24 learning the nuts and bolts of running for elected office through a training offered by the White House Project, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to advance a diverse, critical mass of women into leadership positions.

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