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FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver joined the La Follette School on October 26 for a public presentation.

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The Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs


Our programs give students the knowledge and hands-on experience to be policy leaders. Are you ready to make a difference?

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Faculty experts

Learn from the experts. Our award-winning faculty research policy solutions that address family finance, public health, global economics, and much more.

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The Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is a leading academic institution in improving the design, implementation, and evaluation of public policy and the practice of governance.

Training tomorrow’s leaders, inspiring policy for today

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