Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, 09 October 2012 11:08

Alum describes work, need in Afghanistan

Alum Isaac Eagan describes in a video vocational training given to men in Afghanistan as part of a Spirit of America project.

For situations involving Wisconsin elections and numbers, La Follette School alum Brian Bell is the man to turn to.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011 12:28

Colonel to discuss 21st century war

Colonel T.X. Hammes, a senior research fellow at the National Defense University's Institute for National Strategic Studies, will give aseminar in the La Follette School's conference room on Thursday, April 14, 8-9:30 a.m. He will discuss "War in the 21st Century: Organizational Challenges for the U.S. Military Organization."

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 first project for which alum Danielle Giese was the analyst in charge hit home: Her father administered a grassroots community program that is funded by the U.S. Office of Community Services.

Thursday, 18 April 2013 10:10

Homecoming welcome for alum

More than 70 friends, family, and colleagues, including 15 La Follette School alumni, gathered to celebrate the return of Andy McGuire, '09, from a yearlong tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Lieutenant colonel Jeffrey Kurka moved from his position as the department chair of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Army ROTC to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa in Djibouti as of May 2010.

On September 11, 2001, Matthew Mayeshiba was a freshman planning to study viola at the University of Minnesota.  But by 2005, with the invasion of Iraq and the presidential election, "there seemed to be so many more important things in the world," says Mayeshiba, who joined the military in 2006 and later enrolled at the La Follette School.

Wednesday, 02 November 2011 09:50

McGuire to head to Afghanistan with Navy Reserve

Andy McGuire, who earned a Master of International Public Affairs degree in 2009, is in his second year with the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau, where his assignments have included audits of the Medicaid, Family Care and FoodShare programs. He will be shifting his focus back to international issues in January when he begins a one-year mobilization to Afghanistan with the Navy Reserve.
Monday, 04 August 2014 19:00

Moynihan comments on VA woes

Problems at the Veterans Health Administration likely occurred due to pay incentives being tied to imperfect performance measures, management expert Donald Moynihan notes in an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times.

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