Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: International

The La Follette School Student Association is launching a penny war on Tuesday, October 14, to raise money for Doctors without Borders through the university's Partners in Giving campaign.

David Lippiatt, co-founder of WE International, will speak at the La Follette School's Policy After Work Series on Tuesday, October 14, at Brocach, 7 West Main Street, from 5-7 p.m.

After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in eastern Ukraine, Christopher Russell came to recognize Americans should strive to protect and improve the U.S. justice system. "I realized during my travels that our country's rule of law, while far from perfect, is a unique and very important characteristic," the La Follette School student says.

Public organizations and state-owned enterprises in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Middle East will be discussed at a seminar Tuesday, September 23, at noon in the La Follette School conference room.

Colorado’s new Marijuana Enforcement Division has a sustainable and predictable financing plan thanks to La Follette School alum Dorinda Floyd.

Sam Matteson came to policy analysis by way of studying music at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and then transferring to the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point to earn his degree in psychology.

Alex Straka wants to help solve the problems rooted in global economic integration. “The pressing issues of today are not just international but global,” the La Follette School student says.

China's grassroots politics is changing — and political scientist Melanie Manion has a front-row seat. The highly accomplished scholar of Chinese politics and the political economy of good governance is completing a book, Information for Autocrats: Representation in Chinese Local Congresses for Cambridge University Press.

While Megan Humphreys was in Costa Rica with the Peace Corps, she came to realize how many aspects of daily life she took for granted in the United States and that realization brought her to the La Follette School to earn a Master of International Public Affairs degree.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

School nominates two alumni

The La Follette School has nominated two recent graduates as 2015 Forward under 40 honorees.

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