Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: MIPA

Monday, November 7, 2011

School plans admissions web chat

The La Follette School will host an admissions Q&A web chat on Monday, December 19, from 5 to 6 p.m. Associate director Don Moynihan, admissions and advising coordinator Mary Treleven and student services associate Mary Mead will answer questions from prospective students about admissions and the graduate program. Visit the event web page to participate and sign up for event reminders.

In the end, cultural differences do not stand in the way of friendship and diplomacy, Kelsey Roets has found. The first-year student is pursuing a Master of International Public Affairs degree as a step toward a life of international public service that builds on her undergraduate experiences in Latin America and graduate studies at the La Follette School.

Student Colin Christopher's documentary on microfinance in India, A Sinking Ship, Microfinance and the Andhra Pradesh Crisis, is available on YouTube.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

School plans admissions web chat

The La Follette School will host an admissions Q&A web chat on Thursday, November 17, from 3 to 4 p.m. Associate director Don Moynihan, admissions and advising coordinator Mary Treleven and student services associate Mary Mead will answer questions from prospective students about admissions and the graduate program. Visit the event web page to participate and sign up for event reminders.
Andy McGuire, who earned a Master of International Public Affairs degree in 2009, is in his second year with the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau, where his assignments have included audits of the Medicaid, Family Care and FoodShare programs. He will be shifting his focus back to international issues in January when he begins a one-year mobilization to Afghanistan with the Navy Reserve.
Student Colin Christopher will show his documentary on microfinance in India and describe his internship in southern India in a brown bag session on Tuesday, November 1, at noon in the La Follette School conference room.

Change really has to be experienced firsthand, no matter how many graphs one has to chart economic and social transitions, student Nicole Thiher came to realize during the weeks she spent in Delhi, India, last summer.

The shrinking world draws Hilary "H.J." Waukau to international public affairs. "The world is becoming increasingly connected in a way never seen before," he says. "The unprecedented level of exchange across borders, not only in trade, commerce and communication, but also in ideology and culture puts a premium on all of us to think about how our actions affect communities around the world."

The week Justin Rabbach spent in Nicaragua only reinforced his decision to earn a Master of International Public Affairs degree from the La Follette School. This summer he is interning with the U.S. State Department in Honduras.

Ulrike Nischan and Rebecca McAtee will present their group's capstone workshop report at the Law and Society Association conference in San Francisco in June.
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