Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Faculty

La Follette School Professors J. Michael Collins and Tim Smeeding will participate in a UW Now livestream event Tuesday, February 16 at 7 p.m. Central time. Laura Dresser, assistant clinical professor in the Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work, will join them for Policy Ideas for the Pandemic Economy and Beyond.

Nearly 2,200 people have watched The Future of Politics and Policies with La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee, which was livestreamed Tuesday, January 12. Video of the event is on the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA) YouTube channel.

Monday, January 4, 2021

New courses include 3 on health policy

The La Follette School’s exciting growth continues, with several new undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, including three related to health policy. 

La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee will participate in a UW Now livestream event Tuesday, January 12 at 7 p.m. Central time. Faculty affiliates David Canon and Ryan Owens will join Yackee for a discussion about the future of American politics and policy.

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) named Associate Professor Manny Teodoro the recipient of its 2020 Best Paper Award in the Management & Leadership Division. Teodoro’s paper, Water and sewer affordability in the United States, was published in the March 8, 2019, issue of AWWA Water Science.

Former Govs. Scott McCallum and Jim Doyle joined Professor Emeritus Dennis Dresang for a discussion Nov. 12 about the late Patrick J. Lucey, Wisconsin’s 38th governor, and his impact on the state. Video of the event, featuring introductory remarks by University of Wisconsin System President and former Gov. Tommy G. Thompson, is online.

Monday, December 7, 2020

New Faculty Focus: Morgan Edwards

The climate crisis amplifies the effects of the pandemic, and vice versa. (The wildfires on the West Coast) are driven by climate change but made worse by a confluence of racial injustice, mass incarceration, and an ongoing pandemic. These overlapping crises show why we can’t compartmentalize complex policy problems. I think there are opportunities to address them together.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Democracy discussion features Teodoro

La Follette School Associate Professor Manny Teodoro will participate in a panel discussion about democracy in the United States in the aftermath of the November elections on Monday, December 7 at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Foreign policy event features Pevehouse

Two weeks after the presidential election, La Follette School Professor Jon Pevehouse will examine current events and international relations Thursday, November 19 during 2020 U.S. Election’s Influence on Foreign Policy.

La Follette School Professor Emeritus Bob Haveman received the 2020 Honor a Colleague award from the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis. The aaward recognizes Haveman’s career contributions to the theory and practice of benefit-cost analysis by his colleagues, former students, and the Society.

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