Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Alum Katie Croake helps strengthen and expand democracy in the Middle East and North Africa as a program manager with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.

Debby Anderson Meyer does not like inefficiencies — particularly ones that keep her from building relationships with people.

When BJ Dernbach’s boss joined the Wisconsin Assembly’s Labor Committee, the La Follette School alum was thankful for the training he’d received in the building blocks he needs to quickly synthesize and summarize a lot of information about a policy topic in which he has no background.

Wisconsin as a case study of the complex and dynamic relationships among the state, tribes and the federal government will be discussed in a noon seminar Tuesday, November 12, in the La Follette School conference room. 

Wanting to develop a professional career in which he can apply his technical background in engineering to pressing policy issues, Phillip Duran came to the La Follette School to pursue a Master of Public Affairs degree, in addition to a master of science in environment and resources at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.

Allowing people to cast ballots ahead of Election Day often results in lower turnout, even though states are putting in place election procedures that allow for early voting, according to research by public affairs scholar Donald Moynihan and three La Follette School faculty affiliates.
A new study by La Follette School professor Susan Yackee demonstrates that public commenters who participate during the early phases of regulatory policymaking play an important agenda setting role.

Lisa Ellinger is administrator for the Division of Insurance Services of the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs welcomes Katherine Gehl on Thursday, February 21 for Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America: A Strategy to Reinvigorate Democracy. With extensive public and private leadership experience, she will share her unique perspective on the non-partisan systemic changes needed to reform the country’s political system.

Thursday, 19 January 2012 06:37

Former county executive to speak Tuesday

Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk will discuss her 30-year career in government at the La Follette School's first seminar for the spring on Tuesday, January 24, from noon to 1 p.m., in 114 Ingraham Hall.
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