Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

After college, Nate Inglis Steinfeld spent two years watching dedicated public servants within the complex world of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington, D.C. Eventually he decided he needed more education to pressure the system to aid communities, and so he enrolled at the La Follette School.

The opportunities and challenges encountered in the development of renewable energies to offset climate change is the subject of the Wisconsin International Law Journal 2012 Symposium on Friday, March 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the Law School.

Jamisen Rueckert got a taste of her dream job last summer and an idea of what it takes to land it permanently some day. The La Follette School student interned with the Commercial Law Development Program, housed in the U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of the General Counsel in Washington, D.C.

1992 alum Jill J. Karofsky helps prosecutors with cases involving domestic violence and sexual assault as the state's first violence against women resource prosecutor.

For 1983 alum Leo Kazeri, the question of why he became a Catholic priest is answered through his actions.

Public policy can help sustain an improved standard of living, says La Follette School student Dan Kleinmaier."Our society has achieved many great things and improved the standard of living for many," Kleinmaier says. "However, it appears we have done so in a manner that is unsustainable."

A passion for public service and an interest in energy policy brought Amy Klusmeier to the La Follette School. Four years later she is evaluating public programs as an analyst with the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau.

More than 50 La Follette School students celebrated graduation May 17 with a ceremony in the Assembly Chamber at the Wisconsin Capitol.

Nick Levine came to the La Follette School to pick up a few more analysis tools. "I have a background in the humanities, in East Asian studies with an emphasis on China," Levine says, "but my analysis suffered from a lack of understanding involving the economics, statistics and legal precedents used in the law and social sciences."

Thursday, 09 September 2010 00:00

Mangum leader in higher education

Elmira Mangum, 1977, is Cornell University's new vice president for budget and planning.

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