Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: International

Three students at the La Follette School of Public Affairs conducted field research overseas during spring break as part of their Master of International Public Affairs capstone project.

La Follette School Associate Professor Gregory Nemet emphasized the key role of expectations in innovation during a keynote presentation at an international forum on sustainable development in December. 

La Follette School Professor Mark Copelovitch and his co-authors introduce a new Financial Regulatory Transparency (FRT) index.

La Follette School economist Menzie Chinn has received the Leon D. Epstein Distinguished Faculty Research Award from the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s College of Letters & Science.

Economist Menzie Chinn commented in the August 24 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on China’s stock market and relations with the United States. He notes that in times of economic instability, calls by presidential candidates for sanctions on China are likely to counterproductive, leading to more global financial turmoil.

Meghan Doherty is right where she wants to be a year after graduating from the La Follette School: working on natural resource management and environmental policy in an international context.

La Follette School professor Mark Copelovitch weighs in on Greece’s “no” vote on its referendum on the bailout proposals from its international creditors in a new article.

Alum Bill Schmitt is spending the summer of 2015 at home in Wisconsin before starting a new position in Turkey, assisting with Catholic Relief Services' ongoing humanitarian needs. WauwatosaNow.com profiled him in a July 1, 2015, article. He graduated from the La Follette School in 2005 with a Master of International Public Affairs degree.

The U.S. Office of Radiological Security has new ways to decide which countries are good candidates for swapping out machines used to treat cancer and thus reducing the possibility of theft of nuclear and radiological material that could be used to make weapons.

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