Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

La Follette School faculty member Greg Nemet is one of only 35 recipients of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie fellowship. Nemet, an associate professor, will receive funding to support his research and writing on how a diverse set of policies and international-knowledge flows have led to inexpensive solar energy.

Professor Greg Nemet received a Kohl Public Service Research Competition award to support his work on climate change analysis and policy.

Solar energy, an intriguing novelty 15 years ago, has become a substantial global industry, exceeding expectations of even the most optimistic experts. How did this happen? And why did it take so long?

In three comprehensive studies, an international consortium of 20 researchers, including the La Follette School’s Greg Nemet and Sophia Rogers, found a major gap in climate change dialogue between science and policy.

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on June 8 approved the promotion of two La Follette School faculty members to full professor.

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News & Notes-January 23, 2017

The La Follette School welcomed the 2017–18 incoming class of 53 students Thursday, August 31 during Orientation at the Pyle Center.

Heightened concern about both the availability of energy resources and their environmental
impacts has increased demand for leaders and analysts who can navigate the political,
economic, scienti c, and technological dimensions of these issues to inform critical policy
decisions. Few are able to do so; and those who can provide valuable insight. In this course,
you will develop an understanding of the dynamics of the global energy system, focusing
on ways that public policy can a ect these changes in societally bene cial directions. The
perspective taken is that of a policy maker confronting decisions about the design and
implementation of energy policy.

In-depth examination of the political and policy challenges posed by global environmental degradation. Analysis of international institutions for managing the global environment.

This course develops skills in policy analysis in two ways. First, it sets out the conceptual foundations for understanding the role of policy analysis in democratic politics. Second, it provides training and experience in policy analysis craft.

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