Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Social Policy

The La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is ranked 13th among 272 graduate programs in public affairs, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 rankings. It also ranked in the top 12 for four specialty areas, including second in Social Policy.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Barbara Wolfe

Richard A. Easterlin Professor of Economics, Population Health Sciences, and Public Affairs

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Timothy Smeeding

Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Jason Fletcher

Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology
Director, Center for Demography of Health and Aging
Director, WiscRDC

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

J. Michael Collins

Professor of Public Affairs and Human Ecology
Fetzer Family Chair in Consumer and Personal Finance

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Maria Cancian

Emeritus Professor of Public Affairs and Social Work
Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty

For Tim Smeeding, understanding the effects of public programs on poor people is paramount. "There are lots of confusing reports out there with inaccurate findings," says Smeeding, professor of public affairs and director of the Institute for Research on Poverty.

The seminar on inequality and intergenerational mobility scheduled for Tuesday, January 28, from noon to 1 p.m. in the school conference room has been canceled due to the weather.

Angela Filer's desire to create change by developing policies and programs that reduce social ills brought her to the La Follette School to earn a Master of Public Affairs degree.

The opportunity to choose classes and explore possible career paths prompted Diana Rosales Mitte to change her study-abroad semester into a three-year stay — and then to pursue a Master of International Public Affairs.

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