Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Sex trafficking and public policy is the focus of research 2009 graduate Emma Condon will carry out in Nepal during the 2009-2010 academic year. Winner of a Fulbright Institute of International Education fellowship for the 2009-10 school year, she leaves for Nepal in September.

Dan Leopold (MPA ’03) recently was promoted to the chief intelligence officer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Chicago.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 10:54

2004 alumnus promoted at White House OMB

Daniel Kaneshiro (MPA ’04) was promoted to senior policy analyst at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). He is the lead policy analyst for several initiatives in the OMB’s Office of Federal Financial Management, including enterprise risk management, internal controls, and reporting and data integrity in accordance with guidance in OMB Circular No. A-123.

The U.S. Senate recently confirmed Patrick Fuchs (MPA ’11) to serve a five-year term as a member of the Surface Transportation Board. Previously, Fuchs was a senior professional staff member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

The Center for Financial Security Retirement and Disability Research Center (CFS RDRC) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison received a second year of funding from the US Social Security Administration (SSA). One of just four RDRCs in the country supported by SSA, UW–Madison’s is the only one focusing on the financial well-being of economically vulnerable families, older people, people with disabilities, low-wealth households, and children.

Master of international public affairs (MIPA) student Jamey Kane received a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year. He will use the fellowship to study Turkish at UW–Madison.

Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00

4 students named PMF semi-finalists

Four La Follette School students have been selected as semi-finalists in the prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship program: Virginia Andersen, Ben Emmel, Bennett Javenkoski and Don Eggert.

In light of concerns about Social Security’s costs and benefit adequacy, La Follette School Professors Tim Smeeding and Pam Herd along with colleagues at The Urban Institute and Syracuse University propose an effective and relatively inexpensive targeted program to provide a minimally adequate income floor to old-age income through the Social Security system.

Saturday, 10 September 2016 10:18

Alexis MacDonald (MPA ’08)

I chose the La Follette School because its commitment to practicing the Wisconsin Idea really resonated with me. I was drawn to UW-Madison’s longstanding commitment to extending its expertise beyond campus borders to solve problems and make positive changes throughout the state, the nation, and the world.

Friday, 30 January 2015 00:00

Alum publishes award-winning article

An award-winning article by 2012 alum Alex Marach has been published in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

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