Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
2009 alum Allison Quatrini has won a David Boren Fellowship for language study and dissertation research in China.

State Rep. Gordon Hintz (MPA ’01) began his duties as Assembly minority leader October 1. Hintz, a state lawmaker from Oshkosh, was elected by his colleagues to replace Rep. Peter Barca (MA ’83), who resigned.

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Anam explores U.S. health policy

La Follette School student Tawsif Anam has shaped his curiosity about the U.S. health-care system into a career path.

David Axelrod shared his deeply personal connection with health care reform during a 90-minute conversation with La Follette School students September 28. As a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, Axelrod understood the political risks of the issue and was deeply conflicted about it.

 

Government plays a crucial role in a well-functioning capitalist society. That tenet, shaped at the La Follette School, informs alum Mark Cassell's researching and teaching at Kent State University.

Observers of U.S. politics and policymaking may often wonder about the roots the partisanship and contention that flare up. Dennis Dresang suggests in the spring La Follette Policy Report that the nation's practice of federalism, the arrangement by which the federal government shares the power to govern with the states, leads to many U.S. policy disputes.

The Behavioral Insights in Government (BIG) series continues this fall with presentations by Robert Dur of Erasmus School of Economics, Netherlands, and Eileen Chou of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia.

An article co-authored by Don Moynihan on the effects of election laws to make voting more convenient and increase turnout has received a national award.

The importance of how societies, nations, states and universities make decisions about who benefits from shared resources has never been more evident than this spring.

Recent alum CP Frost discusses in a Scientific American blog the tension that can exist between politicians and scholars who seek government funding for research.

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