Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Vision Statement

The La Follette School is a leading academic institution in improving the design, implementation, and evaluation of public policy and the practice of governance worldwide.

Mission Statement

The La Follette School pursues research, education, and public service in a collaborative setting where students, faculty, and practitioners interact closely and draw upon the outstanding scholarly resources of the University of WisconsinMadison. In doing so, we:

  • produce and publish innovative multidisciplinary policy and management research;
  • train, mentor, and educate students interested in domestic and international policy and governance in public, non-profit, and private settings; and
  • inform the practice of public affairs locally, nationally, and globally by disseminating knowledge to practitioners and to the broader public.


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