Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: International

La Follette School Professor Mark Copelovitch was named director of UW–Madison’s Center for European Studies for the 2021–22 academic year.

The 2021 recipients of the Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition are La Follette School faculty members Yang Wang, Barbara Wolfe, Manuel P. Teodoro, and Mark Copelovitch. The Kohl Competition supports nonpartisan research that informs critical public policy and governance debates and advances evidence-based decision-making.

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated alumna Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Thomas-Greenfield received her master’s degree in public administration from UW–Madison’s Center for the Study of Public Policy and Administration – the La Follette School’s predecessor – in 1975.

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.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Peter Mosher, MIPA

"The La Follette School gives me the flexibility to take the courses I find most relevant. French coursework has helped me communicate with my partner in the Congo DPR, while a human resources class at the Wisconsin School of Business gave me an introduction on how to effectively manage an organization’s human capital."

La Follette School students conducted research and analysis on behalf of two international organizations as part of their culminating Workshop in Public Affairs (PA 869) projects during the Spring 2020 semester.

La Follette School Professor Mark Copelovitch recently received a Daniel Louis and Genevieve Rustvold Goldy Faculty Fellow award to support his research activities.

La Follette School Assistant Professor Emilia Tjernström presented her research about agricultural productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa during a session on Innovations to Improve Agricultural Extension on Friday, Dec. 20.

Daniel Speckhard (MA ’82), a member of the La Follette School’s Board of Visitors, is leading the unified Lutheran World Relief-IMA World Health, after the two faith-based humanitarian organizations merged January 1. Speckhard, a former US ambassador, has led Lutheran World Relief since 2014.

The world’s largest financial newspaper, The Nihon Keizai Shimbun, published an op-ed by La Follette School Professor Menzie Chinn about the causes and possible global impact of the US dollar’s growing strength.

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