Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Eric Postel, founder of Pangaea Partners, an international investment banking and consulting company, will discuss the role of international development from the non-governmental organization perspective and explore how federal policy influences NGO decision-making and vice versa. The gathering emphasizes informal discussion and includes a light breakfast. The roundtable is 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 22, in the La Follette School conference room. Information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The generalist in Emma Schumann drew her to the La Follette School and its Master of Public Affairs degree, as did advice from a couple of alumni and a faculty members.

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Singleton values international experiences

Tony Singleton started with a goal and then figured out how to accomplish it. "My objective was to do international work," says the 1973 alum, who spent 20 years with Chase Manhattan's International Department and Investment Bank.

First-year student Princess Ojiaku shares her impression of the La Follette School and the University of Wisconsin–Madison in her Scientific American blog, Science with Moxie: Musical Notes on Neuroscience.
The EDGE Project, a student-run sustainable development organization based out of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, hosts its second annual banquet on Friday, November 12. All proceeds go toward EDGE's community development projects in Lingira, Uganda.
La Follette School student Marissa Mommaerts is one of seven University of Wisconsin–Madison students or recent graduates who will represent the campus' student-run international development organization EDGE Project at the civil society component of the 2009 AGOA Forum, August 4-6 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Student Colin Christopher will show his documentary on microfinance in India and describe his internship in southern India in a brown bag session on Tuesday, November 1, at noon in the La Follette School conference room.

Bryan Gadow has accepted a yearlong internship with the city of Kansas City, Missouri. The LP Cookingham Management Internship Program is one of the most competitive in the country. Applicants come from some of the nation's largest public affairs schools.

The $1.6 million for a one-stop Development Services Center that is wending its way through the City of Madison's capital budget approval process is based on a recommendation from a 2005 report by six La Follette School students.

To help make a retreat center in Uganda sustainable, La Follette School students advised the Global Livingston Institute to establish an Internet café and to switch the center's electricity source from a diesel generator to solar panels.

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