Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: International

As nations move toward using local systems to manage and operate international development projects, the United States should consider using a standardized risk assessment framework, La Follette School students recommend in an analysis prepared in consultation with the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Migration from South Asia bears continued monitoring, La Follette School students advise in a report written for the U.S. Government Office of South Asia Analysis.

2012 alum Carly Hood is taking her health policy experience to southern Belize, where she has accepted a position as clinic and public health director at a clinic.

She says good-by to Wisconsin in a post on the Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship blog, where she was a fellow for two years after completing dual master’s degrees in public affairs and public health.

1982 alum Daniel Speckhard will become the next president and chief executive officer of Lutheran World Relief in July.

To help specialists in Nigeria better advise the Ministry of Agriculture about food security, Ulrike Nischan applied what she learned at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Alum Pamela Ritger will speak on Saturday, June 14, as part of an ecological sustainability panel.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Chinn maps macroeconomic forces

From the implications of an increased minimum wage to current account balances across the globe to the fiscal policies of the United States and the United Kingdom, economist Menzie Chinn keeps an eye on all trends macro.

Alum David Radtke is using his decades of agriculture and international policy experience to help the Republic of Congo establish large mechanized farms.

The recession the United Kingdom experienced in 2010-2011 suggests that the United States' decision to increase government spending was the correct course of action, economist Menzie Chinn suggests in the spring La Follette Policy Report.
Friday, March 21, 2014

Maxim helps countries fight pandemics

Alum Corina Maxim's job as a program officer with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a study in contrasts.

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