Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson bemoaned the lack of bipartisanship in local and national politics during the Paul Offner Lecture sponsored by the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Urban Institute.

Kjell Magne Bondevik, former prime minister of Norway, will speak with La Follette School students and faculty at noon on Tuesday, September 28, in the La Follette School conference room.

David Rank, the former acting U.S. ambassador to China, will discuss and answer questions about his experiences in government, his decision to resign, and the current state of the U.S. State Department on Friday, July 14 at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Thursday, 07 March 2013 07:40

Forum to examine state budget

Economist Andrew Reschovsky is part of a forum discussing Wisconsin's state budget on Tuesday, March 12, at noon in the Education Building.
More than 70 guests, including 45 alumni and friends, are expected so far at the annual Madison reception on Thursday, February 7, at Inn on the Park's Top of the Park, 22 South Carroll St., from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Friday, 05 September 2014 00:00

Gov. Thompson to give lecture September 30

Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson will give this year's Paul Offner Lecture in Madison on Tuesday, September 30, at 5:30 p.m. in the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street.

After a three-lecture pilot, the Behavioral Insights in Government (BIG) series will continue in fall with funding from the Herb Kohl Research Competition.

Alum Lisa Ellinger will participate in a legislative briefing on the use of health-care data to improve efficiency and quality of health care in Wisconsin. The briefing, "Health Care Quality, Effectiveness, and Value: How Might State of Wisconsin Investments Pay Off?," is Thursday, October 8, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in room 411 South of the State Capitol.

Farha Tahir has no doubt her classmates will take extraordinary measures to put their passion for public service to work. "When we walk across this stage, it signifies a change, a transfer of power," she told her classmates gathered in the Assembly Chamber of the Wisconsin Capitol for the La Follette School's May 15 graduation celebration.

CBS political correspondent and UW-Madison alum Jeff Greenfield will give the keynote speech at graduation on Saturday, May 15, along with faculty speaker Maria Cancian and student speaker Farha Tahir.
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