Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Sunday, 22 March 2020 16:11

Emma Cleveland, MPA

My professors know my name and interests and are always willing to meet to discuss projects, classes, or careers. Staff go above and beyond to help students with, quite literally, anything. It’s a nice community feel at the La Follette School.
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 11:36

Jacob Ginn, MPA

I’ve learned so much! Especially about subjects that are so useful but had always grossed me out (statistics and economics). It’s also incredibly rewarding to be immersed in a place where so much learning is happening ... definitely an encouraging environment. And there are so many opportunities and resources that allow you to do whatever you want here.

On October 31, a diverse group of state lawmakers, legislative staff members, legislative service agency analysts, and staff from the Governor’s office attended the fifth Office Hours at the Capitol – presented by the Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars and the La Follette School.

Monday, 07 October 2019 14:46

Nemet named World Citizen Prize recipient

La Follette School Professor Greg Nemet will receive one of the first two World Citizen Prizes in Environmental Performance during APPAM’s 2019 Fall Research Conference next month in Denver.

Since graduating from the La Follette School, Andrew Behm (MPA ’15) has moved between the private and public sectors, but his work has always involved helping municipalities pay the bills. His new position as a capital finance officer at the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) is in the same vein.

Solar energy, an intriguing novelty 15 years ago, has become a substantial global industry, exceeding expectations of even the most optimistic experts. How did this happen? And why did it take so long?

Imagine and Adapt: Possibilities in a Changing World is the theme for the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies’ Earth Day Conference. The daylong event on April 22 will explore the impact of climate change as well as innovative solutions for adapting to this new reality.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is hosting a public presentation by Eric Lipton of the New York Times, who will be at UW–Madison from October 8–11 as the Public Affairs Journalist in Residence for Fall 2018.

In three comprehensive studies, an international consortium of 20 researchers, including the La Follette School’s Greg Nemet and Sophia Rogers, found a major gap in climate change dialogue between science and policy.

Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:57

Travis Shoemaker, MPA

I would like to work on environmental policy or environmental management. To supplement my MPA, I enrolled in the Certificate in Business, Environment, and Social Responsibility Program, which has helped me develop the skills to analyze how businesses incorporate sustainability measures and whether those measures are effective.

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