Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, 10 November 2010 10:34

U.S. diplomat to meet with students

La Follette School students can have coffee with a U.S. State Department diplomat and pick up pointers on preparing for the foreign service officer exam on November 16, 17 and 18.
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 07:15

U.S. Foreign Service officer to speak

A U.S. Foreign Service officer will discuss his career and experiences abroad in a La Follette School seminar on Monday, February 6, from noon to 1 p.m. in the school's conference room.

Allison Vaillancourt believes people should be treated well and that organizations should have healthy cultures — so much so that the Chronicle of Higher Education asked her to write a blog to share her perspectives. The 1990 alum provides strategic leadership in human capital and organizational culture at the University of Arizona, where she is vice president for the Division of Human Resources.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 00:00

Van Buren deepens involvement in policymaking

After years of working as an outside observer with peripheral influence, Matt van Buren decided to involve himself more deeply in the policymaking process. The former journalist and political fund-raiser is in his second semester at the La Follette School, exploring public management and nonprofit leadership in addition to the school's core courses in microeconomics and statistics.

Ben Williams is finding new perspectives on problem-solving as he pursues a Master of Public Affairs degree at the La Follette School as part of his transition from the private sector into nonprofit management and community development.

Amanda Wilmarth wants to improve U.S. relations with China and ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula, so 10 years after completing her bachelor's degree in international relations and East Asian studies, she is back at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, pursuing a Master of International Public Affairs degree.

A talented and creative manager first got John Wilson-Tepeli thinking about the value of public affairs training and eventually led him to enroll at the La Follette School in the double-degree program in urban and regional planning.

Staff from the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau will talk with La Follette School students about internships and full-time positions at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 28, in the La Follette School conference room.
Thursday, 17 November 2011 09:28

Women invited to apply for leadership seminar

Mid-level women managers interested in building their skills in management, networking and leadership so they can move into leadership positions can apply to enroll in Wisconsin's premier women's leadership seminar.
Participants in the state's premier women's leadership seminar this year will get a special one-on-one speed mentoring workshop.
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