Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Seminar

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Kelsey Maria Gordon, MPA

Before I started the program, my career goals were focused on working in or with a school district or advocacy organization to create and implement community-based, just policies. After taking Public Management with Professor Tana Johnson and Education Policy in Context and Action with Professor Annalee Good, I am considering work focused on program evaluation and participatory action research.

POSTPONED due to COVID-19

What is the role of the federal government in today’s economy and society? David Riemer, a longtime political advisor and candidate in Wisconsin, believes we need to look back 80 years to the creation of the New Deal for answers.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs’ Seminar Series kicks off Wednesday, September 6, at 12:30 p.m. with a presentation by Oğuzhan Göktolga, an assistant professor at Inonu University in Turkey.

After a three-lecture pilot, the Behavioral Insights in Government (BIG) series will continue in fall with funding from the Herb Kohl Research Competition.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Students, faculty talk election impact

As the 2016 presidential election draws near, five La Follette School faculty members shared their expertise on several key policy issues with more than 30 students, staff, and colleagues Tuesday. The hour-long discussion was part of the Public Affairs Seminar (PA 802) course.

Several visiting scholars will join La Follette School faculty members as presenters during the fall 2016 Seminar Series. Participants engage in discussion of a range of public policy issues during the seminars – generally on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon at the La Follette School, 1225 Observatory Drive.

Is democracy in the United States and elsewhere still functioning to effectively provide good governance for its citizens? Two distinguished speakers will address this question during the La Follette School of Public Affairs’ spring symposium Thursday, April 21 at the Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St.

Serving in the U.S. Senate, Amy Klobuchar draws on her Minnesota roots and “the Midwestern belief that you are part of something bigger than yourself.” Klobuchar, the first woman to represent Wisconsin’s western neighbor in the Senate, wove that theme throughout her presentation, “Internationalism in the Heartland,” at UW-Madison on Feb. 17.

The La Follette School's Spring Seminar Series, which begins January 27, will feature discussions on a wide range of topics, including educational outcomes, poverty, environmental policy, organizational leadership and economic inequality. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Seminar series starts September 2

The La Follette School seminar series gets underway for the year on Wednesday, September 2, with a session for students to discuss how they can make the most out of the series while earning course credit. The seminar meets at 12:30 p.m. in the school conference room.

Page 1 of 10