Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Holly Bedwell is delighted to be confronted with child abuse, homelessness, and school suspensions and attendance problems — and to be back in Brooklyn after four years in Wisconsin.

Figuring out how to pay for college can be enough of a challenge for a high school student, but covering the costs for every graduate from all of a district's high schools could seem insurmountable — or an exciting opportunity.

Sex trafficking and public policy is the focus of research 2009 graduate Emma Condon will carry out in Nepal during the 2009-2010 academic year. Winner of a Fulbright Institute of International Education fellowship for the 2009-10 school year, she leaves for Nepal in September.

A little gender analysis mixed with hip-hop and rap music can go a long way in making the world more peaceful. Again and again, La Follette School alum Kristen Rasmussen sees how understanding the different roles Cambodian men and women can play in village life can translate into fewer villagers being killed or maimed by landmines.
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 10:14

2010 MIPA alum to discuss career, job search

Farha Tahir will Skype in from Washington, D.C., to discuss international jobs with La Follette School students at noon on Tuesday, February 19, in the La Follette School conference room.

2010 graduate Farha Tahir will discuss her experience looking for work in Washington, D.C., and international career options open to La Follette School students in a presentation on Tuesday, March 20, from 12:30–1:30 p.m. in 6201 Microbial Sciences.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 08:08

2013 grad helping bridge science, policy

The interdisciplinary Neuroscience Training Program (NTP) drew C.P. Frost to the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The NTP’s joint graduate program with the La Follette School of Public Affairs – Neuroscience & Public Policy – sealed the deal.

Monday, 14 January 2013 11:27

3 Policy and a Pint speakers set

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, with the opening session on Wednesday, January 23.
Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00

4 students named PMF semi-finalists

Four La Follette School students have been selected as semi-finalists in the prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship program: Virginia Andersen, Ben Emmel, Bennett Javenkoski and Don Eggert.

Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:13

91 alum leads Wisconsin budget office

1991 alum Michael Heifetz is the new director of the Wisconsin budget office.
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