Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Politics

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.

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.

First-year student Phil Sletten sees himself at the intersection of politics and public policy, in a position to help policymakers see and understand policy ideas that might otherwise go unexamined.

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.

As Mental Health America of Wisconsin's director of public policy, 1990 alum Shel Gross keeps in mind that structural change takes a long time, and success depends on the many people with a stake in the system.

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.

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.

The independence of Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board is under threat, professor Donald Moynihan argues in an op-ed published in the Capital Times.

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

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.

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