Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Friday, March 15, 2013

3 Policy and a Pint speakers set

Wes Sparkman

The La Follette School's Policy and a Pint after-work speaker and networking series has another great lineup of speakers planned for spring semester.

"We have another semester of interesting speakers, lively conversation and low-key network building on tap," says organizer Kate Battiato, the school's career development coordinator. "We've got a great lineup of speakers planned so we hope to see you all there. Feel free to bring colleagues and friends."

The three spring Policy and a Pint events are 5-7 p.m. in the upstairs room of Brocach on the Square, 7 West Main Street and feature a spread of appetizers and cash bar. The schedule is:

Wednesday, January 23
Wes Sparkman, a veritable Madison man about town, administers the civil rights compliance and targeted business programs for Dane County in addition to serving on the Police and Fire Commission, as Downtown Madison Rotary president and on the SSM Health Care of Wisconsin board. A 2000 alum of the La Follette School, Sparkman will highlight contemporary policy issues in Madison local government.

Wednesday, March 13
Kevin Jones, director of the Wisconsin Crime Laboratory System, will address balancing the interests of the scientific community, criminal justice stakeholders, politicians and the public on pressing criminal justice policy issues.

Wednesday, April 17
The La Follette School's writer in residence, Carrie Johnson, justice correspondent for National Public Radio and a UW-Madison grad, will share stories from the road on her coverage of national justice issues, law enforcement and legal affairs.