Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Seminar series starts September 2

The La Follette School seminar series gets underway for the year on Wednesday, September 2, with a session for students to discuss how they can make the most out of the series while earning course credit. The seminar meets at 12:30 p.m. in the school conference room.

The entire schedule is online, but upcoming seminars, all at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, include:

On September 9, students can learn the ins and outs of a successful application for a Presidential Management Fellowship.

Professor Jim Perry, Distinguished Professor and Chancellor’s Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, Bloomington, will lead a policy discussion on September 16. He is also World Class University Distinguished Professor at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea; adjunct professor of philanthropic studies and political science at Indiana University; and editor-in-chief of Public Administration Review.

“Power without Military Force? The Catholic Church and Soft Power in the 20th Century” is the topic of the September 23 seminar. University of Wisconsin–Madison history professor Giuliana Chamedes will outline some of her core findings on the Vatican's use of "soft power" in the 20th century. She will probe the analytical utility of this concept.

For information on these and other seminars, contact: 262-3038, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..