Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

La Follette School students have numerous opportunities to apply their coursework as project assistants (PAs) on and off campus. Employers gain highly skilled employees, and students use their training in real-world work environments.

La Follette School student Drew Buys attended the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., along with 800 experts and officials from more than 45 countries and international organizations during spring break.

Gillian Tett, the U.S. Managing Editor of the Financial Times, and Peter Hall, the Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies at Harvard University, will provide keynote presentations during “Europe in Crisis: The Future of the EU and Trans-Atlantic Relations” at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on Thursday, April 6.

Friday, 03 March 2017 14:25

Joshua Williams (MIPA '13)

La Follette courses provided me with an extremely solid foundation in applied research methods, which has allowed me to more quickly pursue my current research than might otherwise have been possible.

Friday, 24 February 2017 15:47

Katie (Keck) Sanders (MIPA ’05)

Safe & Sound operates at the intersection of policy and practice, and it’s an exciting opportunity to see how the research plays out in community work on a daily basis.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 09:25

Margarita Northrop, MIPA/MPH

There is no policy school in the Midwest that offers more rigorous quantitative classes than the La Follette School. 

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 08:06

Vin Gathing, MIPA, JD

I’ve always been interested in international affairs, development, politics, and governance. La Follette’s MIPA is great with all of them.

Friday, 02 December 2016 15:54

Garrett Martin, MIPA

My internship at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) gave me the opportunity to work for a quasi-federal agency and gain valuable experience evaluating bank regulations, risk-management strategies, and consumer protection practices.

From “Brexit” to U.S. presidential candidates talking about immigration, from the latest job reports to the latest dip in oil prices, every event that makes the headlines carries an economic impact, and a blog co-authored by a UW-Madison professor analyzes and contextualizes these newsworthy happenings.

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