Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

First-year student Muhammad Shayan intends to return to Pakistan to put his education into practice. “I realized that, long-term, public policy was the way I could best address social issues."

Graduating and continuing students in the La Follette School’s Accelerated Program gathered Monday, May 6 to welcome incoming students and share advice and wisdom for a successful transition into the master’s degree program. Ben McBride, Jonny Vannucci, and Sally Rohrer helped plan this first-time event.

Master of Public Affairs (MPA) candidate Mikhaila Calice shared her perspective on addressing climate change during the Fastest Path to Zero Summit in April at the University of Michigan. Summit participants included high-level clean energy and climate leaders, policymakers, news reporters, and faculty from Michigan’s energy policy and engineering programs.

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.

The Wisconsin Policy Forum recently published a paper on tax incremental financing (TIF) by La Follette School student Rachel Ramthun. She is the Todd A. Berry Graduate Research Fellow for the Policy Forum.

La Follette School student Erik Gartland and alumnus Brett Halverson (MPA ’14) were accepted into the New Leaders Council (NLC) fellowship program for spring 2019.

The Wisconsin Ideas Conference is back for its second year, bringing students interested in government and public policy a unique opportunity to publish and refine their ideas, participate in lively discussions, and earn scholarships. Applications for the conference, April 12–14 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, are due Saturday, January 26 at 11:59 p.m. (CST).

As a former high school teacher, La Follette School student Elizabeth Janeczko brings a unique perspective to her writing for Madison Commons, an online source for news and information about Madison’s neighborhoods. 

Sunday, 28 October 2018 08:27

Student awarded FLAS to study Portuguese

First-year student Laura Bunn received a Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship to study Portuguese during the 2018–19 academic year at UW–Madison. Bunn, who is in the La Follette School's Accelerated Program, expects to receive her bachelor’s degree in international studies, journalism, and Spanish in May.

Walking across the country seemed like a romantic idea at the time.

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