Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, 23 February 2010 00:00

Miner manages wind-farm assets

As a wind farm asset manager for Chicago-based Invenergy, alum Laura Miner meets with landowners and state and local officials to discuss benefits of wind energy.

Santosh Lamichhane is on a quest to improve economic efficiency in the allocation of resources as a means to increase sustainability and facilitate economic development.

Jean-Rene Watchou has come full circle. Nearly four years after graduating from La Follette with a Master of International Public Affairs degree, he is back in Madison helping other immigrants adjust to life in the United States and navigate the legal system.

For Farha Tahir, gender analysis is the key to helping impoverished communities, even those she has never visited. "Good international development policy must consider the different roles men and women play in the communities the policy seeks to help," the La Follette School student says.

Three 2009 La Follette School graduates will give an encore of their workshop presentation to a Milwaukee Common Council committee in July. After hearing their recommendations on municipal solid waste collection fees in May, Mayor Tom Barrett suggested that the students share their findings with the Common Council.
La Follette School student Marissa Mommaerts is one of seven University of Wisconsin–Madison students or recent graduates who will represent the campus' student-run international development organization EDGE Project at the civil society component of the 2009 AGOA Forum, August 4-6 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Sex trafficking and public policy is the focus of research 2009 graduate Emma Condon will carry out in Nepal during the 2009-2010 academic year. Winner of a Fulbright Institute of International Education fellowship for the 2009-10 school year, she leaves for Nepal in September.

Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00

Class of 2009 looks forward to challenges

While they are entering a difficult job market, the La Follette School's class of 2009 should not be discouraged. "Economic downturns have always led to upturns," professor emeritus Robert Haveman told the class at its commencement celebration. "Over the long haul, with your abilities and the skills that you have gained at the La Follette School, you will do just fine, thank you. Just keep plugging."

Thanks to a generous donation from Lockheed Martin to the La Follette School, student Nicole Kibble was able to do more than just survive during her summer in Washington, D.C.

Friday, 29 January 2010 00:00

MIPA grad coordinates services in Sudan

To hear 2005 grad Bill Schmitt talk about his career, ending up in West Darfur, Sudan, was just a matter of good fortune.

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