Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Datuk Jaafar Bin Abu Bakar came to the University of Wisconsin–Madison halfway through his career as a government servant, starting as a land administrator in with the Malaysia's Federal Land Development Authority and later joining Malaysia's civil service.

1996 alum and Georgetown University public policy professor Carolyn Hill has published two volumes, In Against the Tide: Household Structure, Opportunities, and Outcomes among White and Minority Youth and Public Management: A Three-Dimensional Approach.

1999 grad Tim Casper is the new executive assistant the Wisconsin's Department of Administration.

For Charlie Carlson, the keys are methodology and relationships. By parlaying that combination through three decades of collective bargaining, human resources management, local government consulting and entrepreneurship, Carlson and his partners built an online management company so efficient at retrieving data and compiling reports that Gallup Inc. bought the firm after sampling its software.

Thirteen alumni and friends of the school carried out mock interviews with 34 first-year La Follette school students, giving each practice at interviewing for a job.

Alumni and friends are sharing their insights with students on the tools and skills needed to administer people and other resources. Faculty teaching public management this spring organized two classroom panel discussions, one featuring recent grads, the other senior managers.

La Follette School alum John Bryson received the 2011 Dwight Waldo Award from the American Society for Public Administration. The award honors persons who have made "outstanding contributions to the professional literature of public administration over an extended scholarly career of at least 25 years."

The U.S. secretary of health's visit to Kenya went smoothly thanks to La Follette School alum Dave Baden.
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 00:00

Behm deepens knowledge of energy policy

Andrew Behm enjoys working in a policy area that is beginning to change after decades of equilibrium — energy policy.

A cost-benefit analysis by La Follette School students was mentioned by Wisconsin Government Accountability Board executive director Kevin Kennedy. In an April 13 WKOW televisioin interview, Kennedy said the analysis showed that about $1 million would be saved, mostly at the local level, if the state of Wisconsin established online voter registration. Watch the interview
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