Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Monday, 16 December 2019 09:31

Laura Bunn, MIPA

I highly recommend applying for the La Follette School Summer Policy Learning Experience (internship grant) – it made possible my internship in Portugal!

Brenda Mayrack (MPA, JD ’08) was appointed Delaware’s state escheator in the Department of Finance. In her new role, Mayrack will direct the state’s Office of Unclaimed Property.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs has named Heidi Normandin as its director of legislative outreach and director of the Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars and Committee Connect. Since August 2016, Normandin (MA ’98) has served as associate director of the two programs.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is hosting a public presentation by Eric Lipton of the New York Times, who will be at UW–Madison from October 8–11 as the Public Affairs Journalist in Residence for Fall 2018.

As trust in all levels of government continues to decline, the La Follette School of Public Affairs is pleased to welcome former U.S. Rep. David Obey and three other Congressional experts to the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Tuesday, April 5.

Dominic Habjan (MPA ’18) is seeking election as county clerk in Missouri’s Vernon County. The primary election is August 7, and the general election is November 6.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 15:58

Signe Janoska-Bedi, MIPA

Rourke O’Brien’s course on Inequality, Race and Public Policy helped me develop an understanding of the policy-making process and how it is impacted by social factors. Mark Copelovitch’s course on International Governance also helped me learn about policy-making in intergovernmental institutions.

The Wisconsin Policy Forum recently published a paper on tax incremental financing (TIF) by La Follette School student Rachel Ramthun. She is the Todd A. Berry Graduate Research Fellow for the Policy Forum.

An overflow audience of more than 280 people asked a wide range of questions about the 2016 presidential election during a panel discussion November 15 sponsored by the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Elections Research Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

More than a dozen of the nation’s top scholars on regulatory review participated in a daylong workshop sponsored by the La Follette School of Public Affairs and UW–Madison’s Law School on Friday, March 23.

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