Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The La Follette School of Public Affairs and Department of Political Science at UW–Madison along with the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) are hosting a series of Real Town Hall events in preparation for the 2018 midterm elections.  

Through her internship experience with the governmental aspect of policymaking, student Monica Wedgewood came to realize her interest in state policy and the legislative process.

Students heard about the politics of budgeting from two legislators on April 19 in the La Follette School's public budgeting class.
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 00:00

Lierman joins health venture capital company

1971 alum Terry Lierman is busy helping to create good jobs in energy and health care. He has started a new venture capital and consulting company after stepping down in late 2011 as chief of staff for U.S. House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 09:01

Mideast expert to discuss Egypt

Alum Katie Croake, program manager with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, will discuss recent events in Egypt in a presentation Tuesday, March 29, noon to 1 p.m. in the La Follette School conference room.
Monday, 03 December 2018 12:10

Noah Roberts, MPA

On one of my first days in the program, a faculty member told our cohort, “If you’re interested in making money, you’re in the wrong program. We’re in the business of making the world a better place.” From that moment, I knew I made the right choice.

The independence of Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board is under threat, professor Donald Moynihan argues in an op-ed published in the Capital Times.
Thursday, 15 December 2011 09:12

Obey comments on state of politics

Former Wisconsin Representative Dave Obey shared insights about the state of politics during an event at the Urban Institute the La Follette School co-sponsored.

After a few years working in politics and for nonprofits, Mike Pearson decided that to have more of a positive impact on the causes he believes in, he should pursue an advanced degree.

Monday, 11 February 2013 00:00

Pfaff seeks to make people's lives better

Alum Shawn Pfaff got into the Fitchburg mayor's race because he wanted his city to open its first library after more than 30 years of discussion.

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