Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: International Trade and Development

In the La Follette School, I found a program committed in word and deed to supporting students who want to make a career of public service. That made all the difference for me.

As the U.S. presidential election approaches, the La Follette School of Public Affairs and Department of Political Science are partnering with the Wisconsin Alumni Association on a series of Real Town Hall discussions. The first, on the social impacts of COVID-19, is Wednesday, Sept. 30.

After 13 years’ experience in international humanitarian aid, Bill Schmitt (MIPA ’05) joined United Methodist Children’s Services of Wisconsin (UMCS) in Milwaukee as its executive director. He previously worked for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), leading relief efforts for some of the world’s most challenging crises, including the Darfur Genocide, the War in Afghanistan, the West Sumatran Earthquake, and the Syrian civil war.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Jon Pevehouse

Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Reed Lei

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science

La Follette School Professor Mark Copelovitch explores the root causes of modern banking crises in his new book with David Singer of MIT: Banks on the Brink: Global Capital, Securities Markets, and the Political Roots of Financial Crises (Cambridge University Press).

The most recent episode of the Thank You, 72 podcast features Daniel Speckhard (MA ’82) and Laura Bunn, a student in the La Follette School’s Master of International Public Affairs (MIPA) program.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Laura Bunn, MIPA '20

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

As talk of trade wars and tariffs dominate the news media, you will probably find La Follette School faculty member Menzie Chinn offering researched and reasoned analysis to the narrative. Chinn, a professor of public affairs and economics, is a primary source on federal trade policy among the nation’s top publications.

La Follette School Professor Menzie Chinn was featured in the Spring 2019 issue of On Wisconsin, published by the Wisconsin Alumni Association. In the article What’s the Tiff about Tarriffs, Chinn addressed the steep tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump.

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