Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

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Nearly 300 policymakers, practitioners, community leaders, and researchers attended the second annual La Follette Forum on October 6 in Madison. The daylong event on climate policy featured two keynote presentations, six panel discussions, and numerous networking opportunities. It was the La Follette School’s first hybrid conference, with attendees joining in person and online.

La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee is participating in WisPolitics.com’s annual Polling Summit on Thursday, Oct. 21.

La Follette School Professor David Weimer has been selected to receive the inaugural Policy Field Distinguished Contribution Award from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). 

The La Follette School is hosting writer and commentator David Brooks on Wednesday, October 27. Free general-admission tickets for the presentation, Policy and Politics with David Brooks, are available via the Memorial Union Box Office.

In a report published by the IBM Center for the Business of Government, La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee provides a roadmap for improving the creation and management of guidance documents by fostering a more citizen-centric process.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Thank You, Alumni!

To all our alumni who participated in Alumni Connections 2021 – THANK YOU! While the pandemic kept us socially distanced, the La Follette School hosted three events this spring to bring alumni together virtually for the very first time in the School’s history.

 

This past spring, the La Follette School launched Elevating Equity in Policymaking and hosted two outstanding alumni. Theola Carter (MA ’91) and Frances Huntley-Cooper (MA ’94) shared brief information about their careers in public service and answered questions from students.

Thirty-seven alumni, including several from the recently added Class of 2021, participated in the La Follette School’s first all-virtual alumni reunion May 13.

La Follette School Director Susan Webb Yackee will moderate a livestreamed panel discussion about the 2021–2023 state budget at noon Friday, May 7. State Sens. Joe Erpenbach and Dale Kooyenga will participate along with Jason Stein, research director at the Wisconsin Policy Forum.

Want to spend a fun and interesting 45 minutes with some amazing La Follette School professors? Tune into 1050 Bascom, the Department of Political Science podcast produced by Director of Undergraduate Engagement Amy Gangl and hosted by students Adam Wigger and Sam Buisman.

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