Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Social Policy

As the U.S. presidential election approaches, the La Follette School of Public Affairs and Department of Political Science are partnering with the Wisconsin Alumni Association on a series of Real Town Hall discussions. The first, on the social impacts of COVID-19, is Wednesday, Sept. 30.

As Kassandra Martinchek (MPA ’19) marked her one-year anniversary at the Urban Institute, she reflected on her efforts promoting evidence-based, actionable solutions for household financial well-being and food security.

La Follette School students collaborated with two community groups – Movin’ Out and Legal Interventions for Transforming (LIFT) Dane – as part of their culminating Workshop in Public Affairs (PA 869) projects during the Spring 2020 semester.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, and of Public Affairs

Twelve scholars from across the United States participated in a week-long intensive workshop in June hosted by UW–Madison’s Center for Financial Security Retirement and Disability Research Center with support from Howard University’s Center on Race and Wealth.

The Center for Financial Security Retirement and Disability Research Center (CFS RDRC) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison received a second year of funding from the US Social Security Administration (SSA). One of just four RDRCs in the country supported by SSA, UW–Madison’s is the only one focusing on the financial well-being of economically vulnerable families, older people, people with disabilities, low-wealth households, and children.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Denia Garcia

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

First-year student Michael Caniglia presented a paper he wrote for the La Follette School’s Policymaking Process course (PA 874) during a conference in Washington, DC, March 29 and 30.

La Follette School Professor Jason Fletcher will present Molecular Me: Exploring the Social Implications of the Genomics Revolution from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at The University Club of Milwaukee, 924 E. Wells Street.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Elizabeth Janeczko, MPA

I want to be an advocate for my kids at the state and federal government level. I want to advocate for racial integration in public schools along with other much-needed, wide-spread educational policy change.

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