Upcoming events hosted by the La Follette School of Public Affairs and our partners.

Recordings of many of our events are on our YouTube channel.

Featured events

Former Speaker Paul Ryan speaking at podium

Policymaker in Residence: Speaker Paul Ryan

February 22 — 6:00 pm

During a public presentation, former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will share policy insights and evidence-based solutions from two decades in Congress.

Registration opens Feb. 1

From foreground to background, Lake Monona, the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, the Wisconsin State Capitol and Lake Mendota are pictured in an aerial view of the downtown Madison skyline.

La Follette Forum 2023: All Policy is Implementation

March 1 — 9:00 am

At the fourth annual La Follette Forum, leaders across sectors and levels of government will discuss collaborating effectively to deliver high-quality public services.


Photo of Tamara Keith.

Tamara Keith | 2023 Offner Lecture

March 29 — 7:00 pm

National Public Radio White House Correspondent Tamara Keith will present the 2023 Paul Offner Lecture following our annual Alumni and Friends Reception.



Public Service Fair

Gordon Dining & Event Center 770 W Dayton St, Madison, WI

Students and recent alumni can connect with non-profit organizations engaged in social impact and public service work.

Recruitment and retention | DEI strategic planning session

Ingraham Hall, room 122 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI

La Follette School students, faculty, and staff will be developing concrete goals related to under-represented minority student recruitment and retention and faculty and staff diversity.

Wisconsin in Washington DC Internship Program Info Session

301 Red Gym 716 Langdon Street, Madison, WI

Meet advisors and returned students of the Wisconsin in Washington internship program, which fulfills requirements for our undergraduate certificate programs.

Seminar Series: Annette Zimmermann

Sterling Hall, conference room 1328 475 N Charter St, Madison, Wisconsin

Annette Zimmermann’s research interests cover a range of topics within the philosophy of AI and machine learning, political philosophy, moral philosophy, social and moral epistemology, philosophy of law and philosophy of science.

Equity and Inclusion Career and Internship Fair

Union South 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI

Students may meet organizations seeking diverse talent at SuccessWorks' Equity and Inclusion Career and Internship Fair.

Social Justice Org Fair

Memorial Union, Tripp Commons 800 Langdon St., Madison, WI

UW–Madison students can meet with campus and community organizations involved with social justice efforts.