Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

On November 12th and 13th, 22 La Follette School students traveled to Washington, DC for a career development extravaganza that included visits to public and private sector organizations

Tuesday, 10 November 2009 11:53

La Follette School professors share expertise

La Follette School faculty have been sharing their ideas about poverty, the economy and career development.
A bipartisan professional development class designed for staff of the Wisconsin Assembly is being offered in January by the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
Thursday, 02 February 2017 14:47

La Follette students gain grant-writing skills

With funding from UW-Madison’s Graduate School, more than 20 La Follette School students participated in a four-hour grant-writing seminar Thursday, Jan. 26.

Nineteen graduate students participated in the La Follette School’s third career exploration visit to Chicago in October 2019. Over two days, students visited four employers and learned about career paths during a panel discussion with alumni.

Steve Kulig and Hilary Shager will share information about the highly selective Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program Tuesday, September 13 at 11 a.m.

Andy Lick likes a challenge, and he has spent the last seven years showing that sustainable environmental policy and economic growth are not mutually exclusive. "My whole life I'd been told that the economy and the environment were opposing forces," the second-year La Follette School student says, "and my interest in energy policy grew out of challenging that assumption."

Tuesday, 08 March 2011 00:00

Lightbourn heads research institute

As president of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, alum George Lightbourn leads the nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization as it works to engage and energize Wisconsinites and others in discussions and timely action on key public policy issues critical to the state's future, growth and prosperity.

Working with immigrant children in two countries showed Katie Lorenze that too often politicians pass legislation focused on broad, vague ideas and without thought for the often unintended consequences. "In Spain and the United States, I saw how bad public policy affects children and families every day," the second-year La Follette School student says.

Joanna Marks still thinks about the families she met in Kentucky as a volunteer coordinator for a nonprofit agency that helped people navigate the court system.

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