Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

2010 has been a very good year for 1985 alum Christopher Z. Mooney, a professor of political science with a joint appointment in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

David Axelrod shared his deeply personal connection with health care reform during a 90-minute conversation with La Follette School students September 28. As a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, Axelrod understood the political risks of the issue and was deeply conflicted about it.

 

For La Follette School alum Kate Battiato, a career is about relationships. Her internships led to paid positions that connected her with mentors and colleagues she met again when she went to work for the Legislature.

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

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
Thursday, 21 January 2010 09:57

Casper appointed deputy revenue secretary

1999 alum Tim Casper is the new deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.

Government plays a crucial role in a well-functioning capitalist society. That tenet, shaped at the La Follette School, informs alum Mark Cassell's researching and teaching at Kent State University.

Monday, 30 July 2012 00:00

Chase explores law, policy

Stephanie Chase knew she wanted to earn graduate degrees in public policy and law. So she and her father took a road trip that combined visits to major baseball league ballparks and Big 10 universities.

Articles in the Wall Street Journal and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel have included comments from international finance expert professor Menzie Chinn, whose Econbrowser blog was ranked in the top 25 financial blogs by Time.com.
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 11:44

Congressional aide to speak at school

Congressional aide Diego Sanchez will give a talk, "Little Punk Staffer On Capitol Hill," at the La Follette School on Thursday, April 12, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the conference room. Bagels and coffee will be served.
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