With generous support from Herb Kohl Philanthropies, the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is pleased to announce its inaugural La Follette Forum. The first conference will focus on health policy.
Partners in a spousal relationship share a greater degree of genetic similarity than do randomly selected, non-coupled pairs of individuals, according to a new study co-authored by La Follette School professor Jason Fletcher.
I’ve learned so much! Especially about subjects that are so useful but had always grossed me out (statistics and economics). It’s also incredibly rewarding to be immersed in a place where so much learning is happening ... definitely an encouraging environment. And there are so many opportunities and resources that allow you to do whatever you want here.
Three years in Japan gave Rachel Johnson such intriguing insight into domestic social policy that now she is exploring U.S. domestic policy by earning a Master of Public Affairs degree at the La Follette School.
"Skills that I learned and gained in graduate school, I’ve used in the private sector as well as in the public sector. That includes quantitative analysis and strong writing skills, as well as the ability to interpret data and research findings and then translate them from academia into more plain language – this makes research and learning accessible across different audiences."
The La Follette School has helped me explore options. I learned about nonprofit work during my summer internship with Health Access Connect and during the La Follette in D.C. career development trip, I saw what private sector and consulting work might be like.
Sara Koliner was in a job training session when she got a crash course on the U.S. health system. What she learned eventually brought her to the La Follette School to pursue a public affairs degree.
As someone who hires many different policy and budgeting positions for the state, we look for applicants that have the skills taught at La Follette.
The secret to greater government efficiency is program evaluation and performance management, believes Kristina Krull, whose interests have broadened during her three semesters at the La Follette School.