As the Spring 2021 Public Affairs Journalist in Residence, Amy Westervelt will discuss the news media’s role in the fossil fuel industry’s efforts to block climate action and obscure climate science. Westervelt’s presentation, Widening the Circle of Accountability: Media & the Climate Debate, will be livestreamed at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21.
Andrew D. Kemp (MA ’91) passed on February 8 at the age of 53 from complications of COVID-19. His immediate family called him Andrew all his life, but as an adult, he asked to be …
If your life has turned out well, congratulations. But don’t rush to take credit for it, because good and bad luck are partly a matter of genetic inheritance, according to the emerging field of social genomics.
La Follette School Professor Dave Weimer conducted research to calculate the value of statistical dog life. In other words, how much Americans are willing to pay, on average, to reduce their pet’s risk of dying. The numbers tell us how owners implicitly value their dogs.
As social media companies face growing scrutiny among lawmakers and the general public, the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW–Madison welcomes Katie Harbath, a former global public policy director at Facebook for the past 10 years, for a livestreamed public presentation March 24.
La Follette School Professors J. Michael Collins and Tim Smeeding will participate in a UW Now livestream event Tuesday, February 16 at 7 p.m. Central time. Laura Dresser, assistant clinical professor in the Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work, will join them for Policy Ideas for the Pandemic Economy and Beyond.
Mo O’Connor, the La Follette School’s senior student services coordinator, celebrated 20 years of service to the University of Wisconsin–Madison in January. O’Connor has served as the La Follette School’s student services leader since June 2017.
Ann Shaffer and Page Bazan have joined the La Follette School’s Outreach Team. They will play important roles in the School’s efforts to elevate its state and national prominence and reputation for policy research and engagement through the Kohl Initiative.
The La Follette School’s 2021 legislative outreach efforts kicked off Wednesday, January 13 with the 39th Wisconsin Family Impact Seminar. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the seminar was the first in the program’s decades-long history presented in a virtual format.
Nearly 2,200 people have watched The Future of Politics and Policies with La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee, which was livestreamed Tuesday, January 12. Video of the event is on the Wisconsin Foundation …