Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison awarded funding for five projects through the Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition. Earlier this year, former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl pledged $300,000 annually for five years to support nonpartisan research that informs critical public policy and governance debates and advances evidence-based decision-making.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 16:30

Moynihan, Herd heading to Georgetown

After 13 years at UW–Madison, Professors Pam Herd and Don Moynihan are leaving to take positions at Georgetown University. Moynihan is the director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs, while Herd is a professor at the La Follette School and in the Department of Sociology.

A selection of innovative anti-poverty policy proposals by leading social scientists, including some from UW–Madison's La Follette School of Public Affairs, explores alternatives to shrinking federal programs.

Thursday, 09 February 2017 15:58

News & Notes-January 23, 2017

Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate magazine, often looks to the past to explain the present.

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 08:37

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.

Thanks to technological advances, researchers know more about the human microbiome, a person’s genetic makeup, and the human brain than anyone could have imagined decades earlier. This knowledge brings with it great potential but also challenges for policy.

Matthew Yglesias, a founder of Vox.com, will join two La Follette School faculty members for the discussion “Trump as Policymaker: A First-Year Report Card” on Monday, March 19.

Sunday, 08 April 2018 09:41

Yackee taking over as director

La Follette School faculty members have selected Professor Susan Yackee as the school’s next director.

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