Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: MIPA

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, November 20, 2009

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, January 29, 2010

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.

Young women from the Middle East and North Africa gathered  in Doha, Qatar, to improve their leadership skills, thanks in part to the organizing efforts of La Follette School alum Katie Croake.

Given that La Follette School professors often go the extra mile for their students, Melanie Manion's offer to buy student Allison Quatrini lunch was not all that surprising. However, they had lunch in Beijing.

First-year international public affairs student Alison Patz will be going to Dubai for the Women as Global Leaders Conference in March.

La Follette School student Allison Quatrini is off to China for 14 months, thanks to a Fulbright scholarship.

Eight students from the La Follette School of Public Affairs class of 2007 are pursuing doctorates this fall.
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