Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

I envision a future in which all groups – public and private – have a vested interest in a sustainable planet and human welfare at large. 

La Follette School student Sierra Fischer is promoting strong and safe communities by helping the National Council on Crime and Delinquency calculate how many probation and parole agents, supervisors and support staff are needed at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and predict future workload demand.

With nearly every regulation that crosses Patrick Fuchs' desk at the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President, he uses what he learned in the La Follette School's policy analysis and microeconomics courses.

Thursday, 03 March 2011 00:00

Fuchs hones technical analysis skills

Presidential Management Fellowship finalist Patrick (Paco) Fuchs came to the La Follette School for two reasons. One is academic. He took undergraduate courses from two La Follette School professors in the fall of 2008, an inspiring time to debate public policy. The other is the sense of public service his parents instilled in him.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 07:29

Information sessions about degrees set

Prospective students can learn about what the La Follette  School offers through several in-person and online information sessions, including the Undergraduate Student Major Fair on October 24.
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 07:22

Information sessions about MIPA, MPA set

Prospective students can learn about what the La Follette School offers through several in-person and online information sessions, including one today, October 16.

La Follette School student Jen Winter spent much of her summer going to meetings and trying to schedule meetings. As an intern with the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, she gained an up-close introduction to the U.S. State Department, the European Union and the life of a foreign service officer.

Monday, 12 September 2016 07:46

Jordan Krieger, MPA

I hope to use the analytical and management skills I learn at La Follette to fight for opportunity and economic mobility.

Thursday, 16 August 2018 16:26

Kavan Kucko (MIPA '08)

At the La Follette School, I learned how to work with and manage large data sets and manipulate them with statistics. I use those skills every day.

Two La Follette School students, Laura Downer and Jacob Pankratz, won election to Associated Students of Madison (ASM), the official student government of the University of Wisconsin–Madison in March. Downer, ASM’s current Student Council chair, and Pankratz will serve as graduate student representatives for the 2020-21 academic year.

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