Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 09:01

Mideast expert to discuss Egypt

Alum Katie Croake, program manager with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, will discuss recent events in Egypt in a presentation Tuesday, March 29, noon to 1 p.m. in the La Follette School conference room.
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 00:00

Singletary advises on utility issues

As a rate analyst and policy advisor for the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin's Division of Gas and Energy, Corey Singletary works primarily on electric and gas and utility issues related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and smart grid technologies.

2009 alum Alison Patz came to the La Follette School knowing she wanted to work for the federal government in international public affairs.

Addison Smith has found a way to bring together his diverse interests: a dual degree in international public affairs and law with a career goal of working in international copyright law.

Having applied his commitment to public service, as well as his organizational and planning talents, to the U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, French high school students and a food service for homeless people, Isaac Eagan now wants to serve the federal government by advancing U.S. interests abroad.

The process of engaging people is far more important than the end result, believes Colin Christopher, a first-year international public affairs student.

La Follette School student Jen Winter spent much of her summer going to meetings and trying to schedule meetings. As an intern with the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, she gained an up-close introduction to the U.S. State Department, the European Union and the life of a foreign service officer.

A little gender analysis mixed with hip-hop and rap music can go a long way in making the world more peaceful. Again and again, La Follette School alum Kristen Rasmussen sees how understanding the different roles Cambodian men and women can play in village life can translate into fewer villagers being killed or maimed by landmines.

Jamisen Rueckert Brazys is a long way away from the Midwestern United States. After two years in Indiana and four in Wisconsin, the 2007 alum finds herself employed as a staff attorney for the Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Emily Plagman is using her organizational skills to help build a comprehensive, sustainable energy efficiency retrofit program for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings in the greater Chicago metropolitan area.

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