Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

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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.

La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Yackee is one of 17 members of UW–Madison’s search and screen committee for the next dean of the Wisconsin School of Business. During the 2017–18 academic year, Yackee served as the first participant in the university’s Provost Fellows Program.

A group of 25 young African leaders was immersed in public management training and Wisconsin culture for six weeks as part of the U.S. Department of State Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. The fellows participated in classes on leadership, traveled throughout southern Wisconsin for cultural visits, and volunteered with local nonprofit organizations.

UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank presented the La Follette School and the Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) with a Community-University Partnership Award on Wednesday, June 27. The award recognizes the School’s long-time collaboration with WWIG in providing leadership training for women who work in or interact with local, state, and federal government.

Daniel Speckhard (MA ’82), president and CEO of Lutheran World Relief, has joined the La Follette School’s Board of Visitors (BOV). Lutheran World Relief, an international development and relief organization, works in more than 30 countries.

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson answered wide-ranging questions from faculty and students at UW–Madison’s Law School and La Follette School of Public Affairs on Friday, April 20. The Law School’s Compliance Initiative and the La Follette School hosted the 90-minute discussion.
Topics included gun violence, drug use and addiction, immigration, and data privacy regulation.

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

More than a dozen of the nation’s top scholars on regulatory review participated in a daylong workshop sponsored by the La Follette School of Public Affairs and UW–Madison’s Law School on Friday, March 23.

More than 40 prospective students received a warm welcome from numerous La Follette School faculty members, staff, current students, and alumni March 19 during the school’s annual Visit Day.

As the first participant in UW–Madison’s Provost Fellow Program, La Follette School Professor Susan Yackee has appreciated the opportunity to build relationships with campus leaders.

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