Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

La Follette School student Sierra Fischer is promoting strong and safe communities by helping the National Council on Crime and Delinquency calculate how many probation and parole agents, supervisors and support staff are needed at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and predict future workload demand.

Greg Nemet is predicting the future. By interviewing energy experts, the La Follette School professor is learning about their expectations of what solar, and carbon capture and storage will look like in 2040 and beyond.

Madison has a more complete estimate of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions thanks to a 2014 analysis by La Follette School students.

Thursday, 12 June 2014 00:00

Gregory F. Nemet

Professor of Public Affairs 

Alum Pamela Ritger will speak on Saturday, June 14, as part of an ecological sustainability panel.

When the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wanted to know the potential effects of extending limits on firewood to private campgrounds, it turned to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
Monday, 03 February 2014 08:42

Environmental studies to be discussed

The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies' director will share "Lessons from Frogs, Turfgrass, and Mosquitoes: An Environmental Studies Agenda for UW in the 21st Century" at a noon seminar on Tuesday, February 4, in the La Follette School conference room. Paul Robbins' research addresses questions spanning conservation conflicts, urban ecology, and environment and health interactions.
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 00:00

Toniolo helps strengthen communities

Maria Toniolo is broadening her expertise in international trade, finance and economic development through the La Follette School's Master of International Public Affairs degree program.

Ten years after graduating from the La Follette School, Joe Thompson finds himself in a high-risk position.For the U.S. Government Accountability Office's Natural Resources and Environment Team, the senior analyst identifies how climate change threatens federal infrastructure and programs.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 05:09

Cosh leads communications at DNR

1993 alum Bill Cosh is the new communications director of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
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