Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) welcomed 26 women into its ranks after a leadership seminar in May led by La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee and Dennis Dresang, emeritus professor of public affairs and political science.

Four La Follette School faculty members received funding from the Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition in spring 2019: Professors Jason Fletcher and Susan Webb Yackee, Associate Professor Yang Wang, and Professor Emeritus Barbara “Bobbi” Wolfe.

Representing Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate for 24 years, Herb Kohl demonstrated his deep commitment to public service and his ethos of civility in public debate and policymaking. A $10 million gift from Herb Kohl Philanthropies to the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs extends the reach of that legacy.

La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee received a Kellett Mid-Career Award from UW–Madison’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education.

Wednesday, 03 April 2019 15:57

April 12: Yackee on interest group influence

La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee will present her research on government policy making as part of UW–Madison’s Institute for Legal Studies’ Compliance Initiative Speaker Series at noon Friday, April 12.

Applications for the 2019 Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) Leadership Seminar are due March 29. La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee and Professor Emeritus Dennis Dresang once again will lead the seminar, which begins Thursday, May 9.

The Midwest Public Administration Caucus (MPAC) has selected La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee as the 2019 Herbert A. Simon Career Contribution Award recipient. Given on behalf of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), it is the highest award in the field of political science for the study of bureaucracy and public administration.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 11:41

2018 cohort brings wide-ranging experiences

With 52 students, the La Follette School’s 2018 cohort includes a practicing physician, the founder of a nonprofit organization, an award-winning playwright, two nurses, a newspaper editor, a police officer, three military veterans, and people with a wide range of other experiences.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs and Department of Political Science at UW–Madison along with the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) are hosting a series of Real Town Hall events in preparation for the 2018 midterm elections.  

A bipartisan group of 23 legislative staff of the Wisconsin Assembly completed a certificate in public affairs in June. The La Follette School of Public Affairs offered the professional development course in partnership with Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Burlington), Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) (MPA, ’01), and the UW-Madison Chancellor’s Office.

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