Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Seminar

The La Follette School of Public Affairs’ Seminar Series kicks off Wednesday, September 6, at 12:30 p.m. with a presentation by Oğuzhan Göktolga, an assistant professor at Inonu University in Turkey.

After a three-lecture pilot, the Behavioral Insights in Government (BIG) series will continue in fall with funding from the Herb Kohl Research Competition.

As the 2016 presidential election draws near, five La Follette School faculty members shared their expertise on several key policy issues with more than 30 students, staff, and colleagues Tuesday. The hour-long discussion was part of the Public Affairs Seminar (PA 802) course.

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.

Is democracy in the United States and elsewhere still functioning to effectively provide good governance for its citizens? Two distinguished speakers will address this question during the La Follette School of Public Affairs’ spring symposium Thursday, April 21 at the Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St.

Serving in the U.S. Senate, Amy Klobuchar draws on her Minnesota roots and “the Midwestern belief that you are part of something bigger than yourself.” Klobuchar, the first woman to represent Wisconsin’s western neighbor in the Senate, wove that theme throughout her presentation, “Internationalism in the Heartland,” at UW-Madison on Feb. 17.

The La Follette School's Spring Seminar Series, which begins January 27, will feature discussions on a wide range of topics, including educational outcomes, poverty, environmental policy, organizational leadership and economic inequality. 

The La Follette School seminar series gets underway for the year on Wednesday, September 2, with a session for students to discuss how they can make the most out of the series while earning course credit. The seminar meets at 12:30 p.m. in the school conference room.

Foreign lobbying and human rights ratings will be discussed by University of Wisconsin-Madison political scientist Jon Pevehouse at the La Follette School's last seminar for the semester at noon on Tuesday, May 5, in the conference room.

The costs of installing a residential solar energy system seem to vary by the amount of competition in a market, the type of installer and by geographical area, new research suggests.

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