Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The shrinking world draws Hilary "H.J." Waukau to international public affairs. "The world is becoming increasingly connected in a way never seen before," he says. "The unprecedented level of exchange across borders, not only in trade, commerce and communication, but also in ideology and culture puts a premium on all of us to think about how our actions affect communities around the world."

2003 alum Becky Webster helps her community navigate government relations, handle real estate issues, and preserve its heritage.

Dominique Williams' career plans did an about-face after she got to the La Follette School of Public Affairs. She expected to work as an attorney to advocate for underrepresented communities after she completed her dual degree in law and public affairs. "I originally thought I would be a practicing attorney and that my policy degree would be supplemental," she says.

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.

Alum Ben Winig is partnering with communities around the United States so people can lead healthier lives by making the healthy choice the easy choice. The attorney and program director at ChangeLab Solutions provides legal and policy technical assistance to state and local elected officials, government agencies and community-based organizations.
Monday, 29 June 2015 13:14

Yackee meets with Kohl, Selig

La Follette School Director Susan Yackee joins former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl and commissioner emeritus of baseball Allan H. "Bud" Selig for a studio portrait.

Friday, 27 March 2015 14:16

Yackee to speak to Civics Club

Director Susan Yackee is the public affairs speaker at the Madison Civics Club meeting on Saturday, April 11, at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Drive.

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