In July, La Follette staff, faculty, and alumni attended an event focused on facilitating civil policy conversations in Washington, D.C. The event, which was co-hosted by American University and the Volcker Alliance in collaboration with the La Follette School and other public affairs representatives from Carnegie Mellon University, Pepperdine University, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Missouri, brought together alumni to practice civil discourse and connect with others committed to public service. It was a wonderful opportunity for La Follette to connect with its extensive Washington, D.C. alumni network and learn best practices in facilitating conversations across political divides.
The La Follette School recently received a Next Generation Service Corps. grant from the Volcker Alliance that will allow the school to build infrastructure around its undergraduate certificate programs in public policy and health policy and will give La Follette students access to a nationwide network of students who are passionate about public service.