News: Public Service
Aaron Dumas, a La Follette School student and project assistant for the Evidence Based Health Policy Project , organized a major statewide conference on opioid abuse with the project in mid-February.
A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion article highlights research overseen by La Follette School professor Robert Meyer.
Professor Donald Moynihan shared research on the U.S. performance management experience with more than 100 senior budget officials from dozens of countries. Moynihan spoke November 24 in Paris at the 10th annual meeting of the Organisation of Co-operation and Economic Development's annual Senior Budget Officials Performance and Results Network.
An interest in reducing structural inequality brings Demetri Vincze to public affairs and public service. "There is a fundamental inequality of opportunity in this country that is profoundly unjust," the first-year student says, "particularly in relation to race and poverty."
Professor Leonardo Secchi of Brazil's Santa Caratina State University is an honorary fellow with an office at the La Follette School this year.
Alum John Tuohy is helping county officials around Wisconsin improve child welfare services.
Lea Thompson, a veteran investigative television reporter and UW alum, is visiting the campus as part of the Public Affairs Writer in Residence program this week. Her visit includes a dinner with La Follette School students.
Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson bemoaned the lack of bipartisanship in local and national politics during the Paul Offner Lecture sponsored by the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Urban Institute.
Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson will give this year's Paul Offner Lecture in Madison on Tuesday, September 30, at 5:30 p.m. in the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street.
The faces of three new Wisconsin legislators will go on the La Follette School conference room wall after they complete the Bowhay Institute of Legislative Leadership Development that meets August 8-11 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.