Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

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The La Follette School of Public Affairs is seeking projects from public/nonprofit organizations in need of assistance with strategic planning, performance measurement, or performance data analysis.

The Behavioral Insights in Government (BIG) series continues this fall with presentations by Robert Dur of Erasmus School of Economics, Netherlands, and Eileen Chou of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia.

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.

California’s County of Monterey is implementing several recommendations from a student project in Professor Don Moynihan’s Performance Management class. Kate Battiato (MPA ’07), a management analyst in Monterey County’s Resource Management Agency (RMA), proposed and coordinated the students’ work.

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.

Reflecting on her own journey, Katherine Gehl challenged the La Follette School of Public Affairs’ Class of 2017 to take on challenges big enough that the possibility of failure is real and present.

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

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ranked sixth for public administration in the inaugural Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) by subject area, released in April 2017. The rankings for 227 subjects are based on a 10-year average of publications in top-ranked journals.

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