Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:00

Rebecca M. Blank

Chancellor

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is seeking client-based projects for its Introduction to Public Management course (PA 878). Students in the graduate-level course work in teams to complete the projects under the direction of faculty member David Ehrlich.

Students in a La Follette School of Public Affairs’ class had their research paper presented to the prestigious National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC.

Sunday, 15 June 2014 00:00

Susan Webb Yackee

Director, La Follette School of Public Affairs
Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ranked sixth for public administration in the inaugural Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) by subject area, released in April 2017. The rankings for 227 subjects are based on a 10-year average of publications in top-ranked journals.

Wednesday, 03 April 2019 17:04

William Wallo, MIPA

The client-based project aspect of many courses has helped me develop better communication, time management, and team-working skills.

La Follette School Professor Susan Webb Yackee and Christine Palus of Villanova University have won the Beryl Radin Award from the Public Management Research Association for Best Article in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART) published during 2016.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren highlighted research by La Follette School Director Susan Yackee and UW-Madison doctoral student Simon Haeder in a recent essay on RegBlog, an online source of regulatory news, analysis, and opinion based at the University of Pennsylvania’s law school. The essay provided several examples of corporate influence on government rule-making, also known as regulatory capture, including their study of the U.S. Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).

A group of 25 young African leaders was immersed in public management training and Wisconsin culture for six weeks as part of the U.S. Department of State Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. The fellows participated in classes on leadership, traveled throughout southern Wisconsin for cultural visits, and volunteered with local nonprofit organizations.

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